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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jagatsinghpur, Dec 20: 

Supporters of BJP today pelted eggs at Rural Development Minister Badri Narayan Patra while he was on his way to attend a public event at Balikuda in Jagatsinghpur district.

(File Photo)
(File Photo)

The incident occurred while the convoy of the minister of the vehicle was about to cross the medical square in the town.

The Minister, however, played down the incident.

“That (egg pelting) was nothing. Incidents like that is no big deal for us. The programmes were successful. I laid foundation stone of projects and inaugurated the new hospital building. The events went very well,” said Patra.

Patra was in the town to inaugurate the new building of Balikuda medical.

Local police have detained as many as 30 persons in connection with this incident, said a source.

Later, dozens of other supporters of the party took to the street against the detention and held a demonstration in front of the police station.