Keonjhar, March 23 (LocalWire): Supporters of BJP leader Akhila Nayak on Saturday vandalized the party office here after he was denied a ticket to contest from the Patna seat.
The workers damaged the window panes and office furniture, before locking the gate to the premises.
BJP had selected Bhawani Nayak for the Patna seat.
The protesters alleged that the district unit of the party has “sold” the ticket to Bhawani, as Akhil was a frontrunner and had received positive assurances from the party.
Radhakanta Mohanta, district BJP president said, “The ticket was allotted by a high-level committee of the party. We are trying to settle the problem.”
Meanwhile, Akhila Nayak said that he would contest as independent if his supporters want, but he will not quit party.