Gangwar slams BJD govt in Odisha for 2016 ‘attack’ on convoy | India News

SAMBALPUR: Union Minister Santosh Gangwar on Tuesday slammed the BJD authorities in Odisha, recalling an “assault” on his convoy in the course of his visit to Bijapur two decades ago.

Undertaking a whirlwind tour of the constituency in Bargarh district, Gangwar reported his convoy was attacked in the course of his visit to the district in 2016, as the ruling BJD tried using to “prevent” him from meeting folks.

“I experienced come to satisfy folks. I would have held dialogue with you and communicated your dilemma to the Primary Minister. We experienced also requested our celebration workers to chorus from any confrontation with political opponents,” the Labour Minister reported, even though addressing general public meetings.

Stating that he was minister of textiles and handloom at the time, Gangwar reported he would have reviewed with folks and ready a roadmap for promotion of handloom, alongside with improvement in the situation of weavers in the space.

The BJP leader attended general public meetings at Bandhpali, Jalpali, Sadhupali and Barpali in the constituency, in which by-election is scheduled to be held on February 24.

On its component, BJD intensified campaigning for celebration nominee Ritarani Sahu, with quite a few senior leaders visiting the constituency and earning door-to-door canvassing.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is also slated to deal with general public meetings in three blocks of the constituency on February 19 and 21, celebration resources reported.

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