Jagatsinghpur, March 27 (LocalWire): Supporters of sitting Tirtol MLA Rajshree Mallick has launched a protest against the selection of district BJD president and her arch rival Bishnu Das from the seat.
Hundreds of Mallick’s supporters, led by Raghunathpur block unit president Debasish Tripathy, on Tuesday held a meeting at Puranaodapada village to decide on their next course of action.
Heads of panchyats and zilla parisads, who had participated in the meeting, said Mallick had strengthened the party during her five-year reign and had carried out various developmental works for the local people.
Mallick’s supporters consider Das as an outsider and have strongly opposed his nomination from the seat.
They have also sought party supremo Naveen Patnaik’s intervention in the matter.