Bhubaneswar: BJD leader Diptikanta Parija was killed in a car mishap on Wednesday.
The incident occurred when he was returning to his home via Tikanpur-Beula road. His car reportedly veered off the road and plunged into roadside floodwater.
Notably, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had recently appointed Parija as joint secretary of Odisha-Mo Parivar. He was a prominent leader of Patkura assembly constituency.