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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Oct 19:

BJP supporters today waved black flags at Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy while he was on a tour of Gop to attend Biju Janata Dal’s Jansampark Yatra.

Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy

Tension gripped the area as BJD and BJP workers clashed following the incident. The situation, however, was brought under control after police intervention.

The cops have detained one BJP supporter in connection with the incident.

It may be mentioned here that BJP workers have been showing black flags and pelting eggs at BJD leaders following a similar attack on Union Minister Santosh Gangwar – allegedly by BJD activists.

Maharathy himself had to face the wrath of BJP workers as recently as on September 14 while he was on a tour of Bolangir.

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