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Naxals protest PM Modi’s visit, attack railway station in Odisha

SNS | New Delhi |

 

More than 30 Naxals attacked Doikallu railway station in Odisha’s Rayagada district on Friday in protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to the state on April 15. Reports suggest that there were two explosions at the site of the attack.

The naxals are reported to have fled the place with two walkie-talkies and also left posters protesting Prime Minister Modi's Odisha visit on railway station walls.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold its two-day national executive meeting in the state from April 15, which will be attended by Prime Minister Modi, party national president Amit Shah, senior leader LK Advani among other party members.

Earlier Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, had said that the prime minister will come to Odisha to thank the people for their unprecedented support to BJP in the recent panchayat polls. Pradhan said that chief ministers of all the BJP ruled states will attend the meet.