Rayagada: Utkal Bharat president Kharabela Swain was allegedly attacked by a youth during a public meeting at Kashipur in Rayagada district today.
Swain has shared a video of the incident on his Facebook page.
Sources said the youth came near the mike and asked something to Swain. Later he attacked the former Lok Sabha member. He was reportedly in an inebriated condition.
Swain said he had sought police protection for the meeting, but no one came.
Earlier on October 24, Swain was attacked allegedly by BJD supporters at Aul in Kendrapara district. He was addressing a meeting at Aul as a part of his Odisha Bhagya Paribartan Yatra when the incident took place.
He had filed a police complaint at the Kendrapara police station alleging that 30 BJD supporters abused and manhandled him and six of his supporters when he spoke against BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the meeting. They had also damaged his vehicle.