BJD supporters set shops on fire in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Paradip, Feb 18:

Poll violence in Odisha continues unabated as several BJD supporters allegedly set three shops on fire belonging to members of their opposition group at Ibrisingh market under Tirtol block in Jagatsinghpur district yesterday.

Tension gripped the area today over the incident as irate locals blocked Manijanga-Erasama road by burning tyres and demanded compensation for the owners of the shops.

Worth mentioning, polls were held yesterday in Tirtol block as a part of third phase panchayat elections in the state.

Dispute erupted during procession of a victorious BJD-supported candidate yesterday following which the supporters of the candidate torched three shops last night, members of the opposition group alleged.

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