Unknown persons with their faces covered came in a SUV and fired gunshots at the residence of Manoranjan Meher, circle president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of BJP and fled away yesterday night, the police said.
There was no report of any casualty in the firing, they said adding that a case has been lodged and police was investigating the matter.
"As the popularity of BJD is decreasing by the day, it has been trying to terrorise the BJP workers. But the people of Odisha are with the workers of BJP for which there is no need to fear," Arun Singh, BJP general secretary in-charge of Odisha told reporters here.
BJD spokesman P K Deb, however, said: "The incident is being politicised by BJP. Law is equal for all and it will take its own course. As there is a by-poll in the future, the BJP is intentionally blaming the BJD for its benefits."
A BJP delegation led its state president Basanta Panda met Home Secretary Asit Tripathy today.
"We have apprised the matter to the Home Secretary," Panda said.
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