Bhubaneswar: In an unpleasant situation during Vice-President M Venkaiha Naidu’s visit to the state, four persons attempted to show black flags to him during his visit to Utkal University today.
Reportedly, four persons, including one -Amiya Pandav and Ganesh Sahu- attempted to show black flags to the Vice-President protesting the honourary D.Litt. degree conferred upon some of the prominent personalities.
However, police personnel deployed at the spot thwarted the protesters’ bid and later detained them.
The Vice-President later attended the 50th convocation of the university as chief guest and conferred D. Litt. degree to five notables: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, CAG Girish Chandra Murmu, Orissa HC Judge Justice Sanju Panda, Bhabha Atomic Research Center Director Ajit Kumar Mohanty and Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan Advisor Bijaya Kumar Sahoo.
The protestors were later released.