Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Dhenkanal, Aug 2:
As many as 60 BJP workers were detained by police for showing black flags to Odisha Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick and Athagarh MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain in Dhenkanal today.
According to reports, black flags were shown to Mallick and Swain when they were on the way to attend BJD’s Samavesh here to protest the projects in the upper catchment of river Mahanadi by Chhattisgarh government.
Earlier in the day, former MP and BJP leader Rudra Narayan Pani and Councillor Sudhanshu Dalei were detained ahead of the samavesh. This apart, around 50 workers of the saffron party were also detained.