Puri: A group of unidentified persons today hurled tomatoes at the car of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while he was on his way to attend the final Ratha Jatra coordination committee meeting here.
The tomatoes were pelted at the vehicle near the RTO office here while the carcade of the CM was passing through Chakratirtha Road in the town, reports said.
On the other hand, several Congress workers waved black flag at the Chief Minister. However, Patnaik reached the meeting spot without any further untoward incident. Around 45 Congress activists were taken into preventive custody after the incident.
Earlier in the day, several activists of Lulu Sena and Jagannath Sena were detained by police as they were protesting CM’s visit.