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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Pipili, Sep 14:

Protesting the hurling of eggs at Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy’s car by BJP activists in Balangir yesterday, the BJD workers today staged a road blockade on Puri-Bhubaneswar National Highway (NH) near Pipili toll gate today.

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The blockade was withdrawn after district administration officials reached the spot and held discussions with the workers, sources said.

Vehicular movement on the route came to a standstill for about an hour due to the road block, sources added.

Notably, several BJP workers had pelted eggs at Maharathy’s car at Sudapada level crossing in Balangir district last evening. The incident took place while Maharathy was on his way to Balangir and his vehicle had stopped near the level crossing.

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