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BJP workers hurl cow dung at Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's aide

11 February 2018

Bhubaneswar: A group of BJP workers on Saturday barged into Odisha Chief Minister's Private Secretary V.K. Pandian's official residence here and indulged in vandalism, which was dubbed "absolutely shocking" by Naveen Patnaik.

"Police should arrest the hooligans at the earliest possible", Deb said.However, state BJP vice-president Sameer Mohanty defended the party activists and accused the IAS officer of acting as "super CM" and ruining the State.Meanwhile, IAS, IPS, OAS, OIS officers' associations have condemned the attack on a senior officer's house and demanded stringent action against those involved. At the time of the attack, Pandian was not home, but his wife and their two children faced the attackers. "It is shocking and that too from a national party", Naveen said.

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Some members of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) ransacked the residence of Pandian today.

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Indian Administrative Service Association Secretary Vishal Dev said all IAS officers belong to the central government and such attacks will not be tolerated.

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BJP workers hurl cow dung at Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's aide