Naveen shown black flags in Baripada

Baripada: Black flags greeted Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as he came here to inaugurate certain projects and lay foundation stones for some others in this tribal dominated district.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) workers took out a procession at the district headquarters town of Baripada prior to his visit demanding a medical college in Mayurbhanj district.

He was shown black flag by JMM activists raising slogan 'Naveen Patnaik Go Back' in several areas of the town and its adjacent areas wherever the chief minister went to either inaugurate or laying foundation stone of any project.

At one point Patnaik was seen asking the officials around him "what is happening". Two JMM workers were beaten up by ruling BJD supporters, but police rescued them soon. BJD workers shouted 'Police Hai Hai' as they were rescued by the cop.

Black flags were also shown to the chief minister by supporters of Youth Congress, BJP and Bajrang Sena in different areas of the town.

Police detained about 135 activists of different political parties for smooth passage of the chief minister in the town, but released them later.