Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhawanipatna, Oct 2:
Odisha Law and Panchayati Raj Minister Arun Sahu faced stiff opposition at district headquarters town of Bhawanipatna as protesters hurled eggs and waved black flags at him during Biju Janata Dal’s statewide Jan Sampark Padyatra which began today.
Congress workers allegedly pelted eggs at Law Minister Arun Sahu while he was on his way from the Town Hall here after launching the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the district.
The agitators were demanding government college status to the Sardar Rajas Medical College at Jaring in Kalahandi district.
Over 100 Congress workers were arrested from near Manikeswari temple here, reports said.
On the other hand, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Pension and Public Grievance Minister Jogendra Behera also had to face stiff opposition from Congress workers over deteriorating health infrastructure in the Nudapda district. They alleged that the people are deprived of health facilities due to absence of doctors in the government-run hospitals. Besides, they also blocked minister’s vehicle for neglecting the drought-like situation in the district.