Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Thursday alleged that the main conspirator behind Chhatrapur BJD Councillor Laxmidutta Pradhan’s murder, Krushna Nayak, allegedly has links with Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
However, the BJP refuted the allegation and alleged that the murder had rather been planned by Chhatrapur MLA Priyanshu Pradhan.
BJD spokesperson Prashant Nanda alleged a close nexus between main accused Krushna Nayak and Dharmendra Pradhan. Showing some photos of Krushna Nayak along with BJP leaders, Nanda said, “BJP leaders used some mafias like Nayak in the party’s ‘Mo Booth Majboot’ campaign and, therefore, they could go to any extent.”
However, BJP spokesperson Golak Mohapatra refuted the charges and said the BJD Councillor was killed because of intra-party feud.