Dhenkanal: A day after BJD members dissented the visit of two Union minister– Santosh Gangwar and Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti – to Bargarh and pelted stones damaging the Union Textiles Minister’s vehicle, Dhenkanal police on Saturday detained 12 BJP member ahead of CM Naveen Patnaik’s visit to Gandia.

The 12 BJP workers had been detained from Baji Rout Chowk area on security considerations, police said adding they were hatching a plan to show black flags to the chief minister.

Notably, the chief minister will visit Gandia at 11.30 today to inaugurate the south Rengali canal.

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