Bhubaneswar: Youth Congress activists today hurled eggs at Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh’s vehicle near the State Guest House at Bhubaneswar in Odisha.
According to reports, the eggs were hurled while Singh was on the way to Jatani from the State Guest House.
The Youth Congress activists also waved black flags at the minister reportedly protesting the death of five farmers in police firing in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district.
State Youth Congress president Lokanath Maharathy and four others were arrested in connection with the incident, informed Twin City Commissioner of Police YB Khurania.
A case in this regard has been registered at the Capital police station here, Khurania added.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Odisha in-charge Arun Singh said the egg attack was carried out at the behest of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), as the Congress had no power to attack after having been decimated in the country.
On the other hand, senior Congress leader Pradip Majhi accused the union government of being anti-farmer.
“The egg attack was carried out to sensitise them, so that the problems of the farmers of Odisha and other parts of the country are addressed,” said Majhi.
(With IANS inputs)