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Gangwar slams BJD govt in Odisha for 2016 'attack' on convoy

Press Trust of India  |  Sambalpur 

today slammed the BJD government in Odisha, recalling an "attack" on his convoy during his visit to two years ago.

Undertaking a whirlwind tour of the constituency in district, said his convoy was attacked during his visit to the district in 2016, as the ruling BJD tried to "prevent" him from meeting people.

"I had come to meet people. I would have held discussion with you and communicated your problem to the Prime We had also asked our party workers to refrain from any confrontation with political opponents," the said, while addressing public meetings.

Stating that he was minister of textiles and handloom at the time, said he would have discussed with people and prepared a roadmap for promotion of handloom, along with improvement in the condition of weavers in the area.

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

On its part, BJD intensified campaigning for party nominee Ritarani Sahu, with several senior leaders visiting the constituency and making door-to-door canvassing.

is also slated to address public meetings in three blocks of the constituency on February 19 and 21, party sources said.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 23:15 IST