Union Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar’s vehicle was attacked and damaged by BJD workers while he was on his way to attend the BJP’s Vikash Utsav in Bargarh. The BJD workers damaged Gangwar’s vehicle and Gangwar was shown black flags wearing black shirts by the BJD protesters.
BJP has demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the Bargarh issue.
BJP criticised the Odisha Chief Minister for his failure to give security of two Union Ministers and a former Chief Minister. Youth wing of BJP staged a road blockade at Ram Mandir square in Bhubaneswar and demonstrated infront of the office of director general of police (DGP) demanding strong action against the attackers.