The clash took place as JMM activists shouted slogans and showed black flags when the Steel and Mines Minister's convoy was passing through Hinoo Chowk, leaving some of them injured, police said.
    
The incident came days after the heckling of Soren by BJP workers in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function at Prabhat Tara Ground in Dhurwa area on Thursday.
    
Later, JMM issued a statement that its activists would protest during a visit by any central minister to Jharkhand if a public apology is not tendered by the Prime Minister following the "unseemly" act by BJP activists.
    
A senior police officer informed that the Union Minister has reached Ranchi.

JMM on Friday demanded a public apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for hooting ‘by BJP workers’ during Chief Minister and party leader Hemant Soren's speech and threatened that the party would protest every visit by any Central Minister to the state.

"The JMM demands from the prime minister to give up the desire to abrogate federal system for being individual-centric and render a public apology," a JMM release said.

"Otherwise, JMM activists will protest visits of central ministers to Jharkhand in a democratic manner," it said.     

It accused BJP activists of working as an organized unsocial outfit destroying Jharkhand's culture and tradition when they hooted during Soren's speech when the Prime Minister, Governor Syed Ahmed and other dignitaries were on stage during the unveiling of developmental projects.

Holding Modi responsible for BJP's "indisciplined activists" in the presence of its senior leaders, the JMM said it reminded the destruction of the structure in Ayodhya on 6 December, 1992.

Soren was hooted by the crowd when he came to speak on the occasion of unveiling of a slew of developmental projects by the prime minister at Prabhat Tara Ground at Dhurwa area here.

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