The announcement of tickets by the BJP has led to discontent among a section of its workers who burnt effigies of former MP Sangita Singh Deo and her husband and BJP Legislature Party Leader KV Singh Deo.
After the party preferred a turncoat, Ashok Pujari, who recently came from the Congress to the BJP and who is uncle of BJD candidate Niranjan Pujari for the Sonepur Assembly seat, and Raghunath Jagdala, an officer of the Merchant Navy, who also came to BJP 20 days ago for the Birmaharajpur Seat, supporters of BJP leaders Baldev Bedbak and Anand Barik, who were seeking tickets for the two seats, respectively, held an emergency meeting and charged the party high command for ignoring dedicated workers and giving preference to relatives of rival candidates.
More than 450 workers burnt effigies of Singh Deo couple at Sonepur bus stand on Sunday, alleging that KV had taken over Rs 2 crore from opposition parties.
The auudio has been also viral in the social media in which someone is giving information of this money deal with another BJP leader.
They also shouted slogans such as “KV Singh Deo Murdabad, Sangita Singh Deo Murdabad”.
A party worker said Bedbak had prepared to be a BJP candidate for Sonepur Assembly seat for the last two years.