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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Malkangiri, Dec 24:

Police today detained 15 BJP workers for showing black flags to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at DNK playground in Odisha’s Malkangiri district during a meeting.

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This apart, many Congress workers were seen shouting slogans at the meeting spot, sources said.

The incident took place during Patnaik’s visit to the district to lay foundation stones and inaugurate several projects.

In the backdrop of deaths of more than 100 children due to Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri, the Congress and BJP today observed bandh in the district protesting Patnaik’s visit.