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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, Jun 25:

A day after alleged Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supporters pelted stones at the convoy of Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today advised Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take appropriate action and prevent any such untoward incident in future.

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh discussed the matter with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and asked him to ensure safety of the Union ministers visiting the state.

“HM spoke to CM Odisha regarding the incident of attack over the Union ministers Shri Santosh Gangwar & Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in Bhubaneswar. The HM has asked CM Odisha to look into the incident and ensure the safety and security of the Union Ministers visiting the state. The Home Minister also advised CM Shri Naveen Patanaik to take appropriate action and prevent any such untoward incident in future,” Office of the Home Minister tweeted.

It may be mentioned here that Union Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar and Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s convoy was pelted with stones by scores of BJD supporters, including leaders, when they were on their way to Bargarh to attend BJP’s Vikas Utsav, to observe the completion of two years of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre.