Bhubaneswar: Supporters and rivals of BJD’s Niali MLA Pramod Mallik engaged in a clash outside Naveen Niwas, the residence of BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over ticket distribution for the upcoming Assembly election.
The supporters of the MLA today gathered outside Naveen Niwas to put pressure on the party supremo to give ticket to Mallick. However, the MLAs rival groups opposed the move and too raised slogans against the lawmaker.
Later, both the supporters and rivals of the MLA indulged in a clash. The rival group staged demonstration outside Naveen Niwas following the incident.
Patnaik is likely to announce the list of candidates for the third phase elections in a day or two.