Ramdev eviction draconian, undemocratic: CM
"The action taken last night at Ramdev`s peaceful meeting was shocking and draconian," Patnaik told reporters.
"The central government has behaved in the most undemocratic manner at Ramdev`s meeting which was peaceful," said the chief minister, who is also the president of the ruling BJD in Orissa.
Meanwhile, the eviction of Ramdev from the venue of his anti-corruption satyagraha in Delhi evoked widespread protest from across Orissa with BJP and other outfits staging demonstrations and road blockades at several places against the action.
While BJP announced a satyagraha against the action dubbing it as "brutal and undemocratic", activists of the saffron party`s Yuva Morcha staged demonstration and blocked the road at Ram Mandir square here.
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad also staged a demonstration near Master Canteen square in protest against the action against Ramdev.