Bhubaneswar: A large number of BJD activists from Rajnagar today staged demonstration in front of the residence of party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik opposing the candidature of Dhruba Sahoo from Rajnagar Assembly constituency.
They alleged that Sahoo is involved in paddy procurement corruption and should be replaced by another candidate for Rajnagar Assembly seat.
Meanwhile, Sahoo said he will contest the upcoming election taking everybody into confidence.
“I welcome any kind of opposition against my candidature. It is natural that there would be rivals in a democratic set up,” said Sahoo, adding that he will sail through the elections by taking everybody together.
Elections will be held in Odisha in four phases starting April 11.