Bhubaneswar: The City Police today did not allowed the activists of Naba Nirman Krushaka Sangathan (NNKS) to enter the Smart Capital Bhubaneswar at Tomando and Hanspal the outskirts of the place along with Vanivihar, Master Canteen and Railway Station.
Protesting the police action, several activists staged a dharna at the Master Canteen Square disrupting vehicular traffic. However, hundreds of activists marched towards the Lower PMG Square to attend the convention where they were picked up by the police.
Three months ago also the Police had resorted to the similar kind of blockage.
Apart from Bhubaneswar, police also detained the NNKS activists at Remuna in Balasore and at the railway station in Cuttack.
Talking to media, NNKS National Convener Akshay Kumar said the State Government despite its repressive measures on the farmers, cannot stop them from protesting against its anti-farmer policy.
Maintaining that the KALIA scheme of the state government is a sugar-coated pill for the farmers, he said the farmer community will teach the government a bitter lesson in the ensuing elections if it did not mend its attitude and fulfil their demands at the earliest.