Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD as well as the opposition Congress party have in the most vehement manner condemned the acts of vandalism perpetrated by BJP workers at the official residence of V. Karthikeyan Pandian, the private secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today.
Condemning the attack, BJD spokesperson Pratap Deb said, “The incident is an unfortunate one. The BJP has started physical attack even on the public servants. It depicts the mentality of top BJP leaders. The incident has revealed the motive of BJP which wants to rule the state.”
“They attacked on V. K. Pandian’s house alleging that he plays vital role in the political affair in the state. This shows that they will attack everyone once they come to the power here in the state. People of Odisha will not accept the Hitler’s rule here,” he added.
“Stringent action should be taken everyone involved in the incident as per the law,” the BJD leader demanded.
Senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra also criticised the BJP supporters’ behaviour and asked the saffron party to refrain from such activities.
A group of BJP activists with party flag barged into Pandian’s residence this morning and ransacked flower pots, damaged the vehicles parked inside the quarters. Besides, they hurled cow dungs and stones. The Commissionerate Police has so far arrested five of the law violators and has started an investigation into the matter.
Notably, Pandian was recently targeted by some politicians for allegedly intervening in BJD’s party affairs.