Boudh: Normal life was was affected at many places in Boudh district today due to a 12-hour bandh called by the BJP in protest against the brutal assault on party activists showing black flags to Food Supply minister Sanjay Dasburma at Manamunda recently.
Shops and establishments remained closed while vehicular traffic movement was also disrupted on account of the bandh. Apart from Boudh town, the effect of the bandh was also seen in Harbhanga and Kantamal areas in the district.
Notably, Begunia MLA Prashant Jagdev and his supporters thrashed BJP activists showing black flags to Food Supply minister Sanjay Dasburma at Manamunda while they were on their way to attend a rally organized by the Youth wing of BJD to protest the proposed projects by Chhattisgarh government on the upper catchment areas of Mahanadi. The leaders and workers of the ruling party accompanying the minister were seen beating up BJP workers and even kicking them on the face.