Baripada: Media persons on Sunday boycotted a press conference called by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan over alleged misbehavior by his party leaders and inordinate delay in commencement of the meeting.
Sources said the press meet was scheduled to be held at 1 pm at Saheed Smruti Bhavan but the local reporters expressed displeasure when the press meet didn’t start even after 3 pm.
Angry over the delay, the reporters boycotted the press meet.
As per sources, some BJP leaders even misbehaved with the local media persons when the latter were waiting at the venue. However, the exact reason behind the incident is yet to be known.
Meanwhile, BJP apologized through releasing a letter and regretted over the matter.
BJP Chief Spokesperson Sajjan Sharma said that the press meet was delayed due to unavoidable reasons which was not been taken in the right perspective.