BJP’s national vice-president Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda on Sunday landed himself in a controversy on the internet by allegedly comparing the
and order situation in Odisha with that of
The ruling Biju
(BJD) came down heavily on Panda for his remark.
“Shameful how Maharashtra & Odisha police simply “pick up” & assault journalists & do custodial interrogation, without following the basic process of law, like in Pakistan. This is real fascism. Please speak up for Ramesh Rath of @otvnews & @pradip103 of @republic,” tweeted Panda.
Panda’s tweet came after senior journalist was picked up by the police in Bhubaneswar on Thursday in connection with a viral fake sex video of a female BJD MP.