Kashipur: Attack on Utkal Bharat party chief Kharabela Swain by a youth during a public meeting at Kashipur of Rayagada district. Rayagada SP Rahul PR Nerampoke says accused has been arrested & the case likely to be handed over to CID.
Rayagada SP says one of the accused, Sumant Nayak has been arrested; investigation underway & strict action will be taken
The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) strongly condemned the attack on former MP and Utkal Bharat President Kharabela Swain in Rayagada today. “In a democratic system, there is no place for violence and the BJD strongly believes in this. The attacker has been detained by the Police and appropriate strong action would be undertaken against him as per law,” BJD said in a statement. “However, it is wrong on the part of Kharabela Swain to pull each issue into a blame game against BJD,” the ruling party said.
“Strongly condemn the attack on former MP Shri Kharabela Swain. Violence has no place in a thriving democracy. Sadly BJD and its Naveen Gunda Vahini don’t understand it,” tweets Odisha Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik.
Odisha BJP vice president Sameer Mohanty condemns attack; says the incident proves double standards of Naveen Patnaik who on one hand preaches non-violence, while on the other such violent attacks are being perpetrated.