Ganjam district unit of the CPI (M) held a protest meeting at Kamapalli square in the city against the attack of police against party leader Subash Singh in Cuttack. Mr. Singh had to face the wrath of police during evacuation of people in a slum in Cuttack. The meeting was attended by its district secretary Kalu Panda and city secretary Basant Nanda.

The party asked the State government to evacuate the poor only after making arrangement for their rehabilitation.