Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Jal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today visited Capital Hospital here and met party’s Bhubaneswar-Central MLA candidate Anant Narayan Jena.
Jena, the former Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor, is admitted in the Capital Hospital ICU following yesterday’s bomb attack on him by some miscreants.
According to reports, three bike-borne youths hurled crude bombs at Jena’s car on the Jharpada Canal Road here on Sunday night. On being informed, Laxmisagar police reached the spot and started investigation.
Jena was attacked hours after some unknown bike-borne miscreants hurled crude bombs at a vehicle of BJP candidate Jagannath Pradhan at Delta Colony under Nayapalli police station limits. Luckily, Pradhan escaped the attack unhurt. Pradhan is contesting against Jena from Bhubaneswar-Central Assembly segment.
Bhubaneswar goes to the polls in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 23.