Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Rourkela, Dec 30:
Workers of two parties in Odisha broke into a fight and tussled with each other during the distribution of pension to the locals in Uditnagar, Rourkela.
The BJP workers were protesting the distribution of the Madhu Babu Pension cards without inviting the incumbent local BJP MLA Dilip Kumar Ray.
The face-off turned ugly with the supporters of each party wanting their party persons to distribute the cards.
BJP workers were protesting the distribution of the by handloom and handicrafts minister Snehangini Chhuria in a programme held at Uditnagar high school by Rourkela Municipal Corporation.
The minister programme has been cancelled, while the programme is to be continued by government officials.
Madhu Babu pension scheme, which provides pension to old age, widows and handicapped people was started in January 2008.