Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi visited Puri on Wednesday despite being detained for a brief period by police in Chandanpur as the district administration had suspended a ‘pada jatra’ programme to be held in the pilgrim town.
Sarangi was likely to participate in the ‘pada jatra’ to be held by a group of people who have been opposing the ongoing heritage corridor project in Puri.
After her carcade was intercepted at Chandanpur, the MP walked with her supporters towards Puri. She said that no permission is required for darshan of Mahaprabhu Jagannath.
Sarangi had earlier announced on social media that she will be visiting Puri today for the darshan of the Lord. In order to avoid any law and order situation, around 18 platoon police force with over 50 police officials have been deployed in Puri.