BJYM protests Odisha CM’s Cuttack visit, waves black flag. Here’s why

Cuttack: Members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today protested Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s visit to Cuttack for inauguration of various projects in the city.

Many BJYM activists at CDA here shouted slogans waving black flags before the CM’s arrival. They alleged that the LED street lights in the city, which the CM was scheduled to inaugurate, has been funded by the Central Government but not a single representative from the Centre has been included in the inauguration ceremony.

As many as 50 activists were detained by police from the spot after the incident. Some activists also reportedly hurled eggs at police vehicles near Jobra Barrage here.

Notably, the newly-inaugurated projects include a 30-bedded Urban Community Health Centre at CDA Sector-7 built at an estimated cost of Rs 5 crores and four projects in SCB Medical College and Hospital campus– an auditorium with a seating capacity of 1500 built at an estimated cost of Rs 9 crores, a B.Sc Nursing College built at an estimated cost of Rs 16 crores, a 400-bedded nursing ladies hostel built at an estimated cost of Rs 15 crores and WiFi facility.

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