BJP disrespected Barsha, hit campaign trail in Padampur to stand beside her: Patnaik

Updated: Dec 9 2022 9:02AM

BJP disrespected Barsha, hit campaign trail in Padampur to stand beside her: Patnaik

Bhubaneswar, Dec 9 (PTI) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said he personally went down to Padampur to campaign for his party candidate Barsha Singh Bariha ahead of the by-poll, as he was hurt by the "disrespect" shown by the BJP towards the rookie nominee.

Patnaik’s comments on Thursday came shortly after Bariha scored an emphatic win against BJP’s Pradip Purohit by 42,679 votes.

"People often ask me why I preferred to campaign in Padampur while refraining from doing so in the panchayat election and other by-polls.