Eggs hurled at Union Agriculture Minister’s vehicle in Odisha; five arrested

"Radha Mohan Singh has no moral right to remain in-charge of agriculture ministry after the killing of farmers in BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh," said state Congress president Loknath Maharathy.

By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:June 10, 2017 4:45 pm
Bhubaneswar, Union Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh, egg pelting, BJP leader, Congress activists, BJD, India news, indian express news Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. (File photo)

The Youth Congress activists in Odisha on Saturday hurled eggs at Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh’s vehicle and waved black flags near the state guest house in protest against the death of five farmers in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district. The incident took place when the union minister left the state guest house and was on his way to attend a programme on “Sabka Sath Sabka Bikas” in Jatani.

“Though the eggs did not hit the minister, one or two eggs fell in front of his vehicle,” according to an eyewitness.

The police arrested five Youth Congress workers including its state president Loknath Maharathy in this connection, DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said. “Radha Mohan Singh has no moral right to remain in-charge of agriculture ministry after the killing of farmers in BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh,” said Maharathy before he was taken into custody. Meanwhile, BJP strongly condemned the incident and blamed the state government for the incident.

“The Congress has lost its credibility across the country. I suspect the egg were hurled at the instance of the ruling BJD,” Odisha BJP leader in-charge Arun Singh said.

“It is the responsibility of the state government to provide security to the visiting Union ministers,” BJP leader Bhrugu Buxipatra said.

However, senior Congress leader Pradeep Majhi said that “there is nothing wrong in the protest. The union government needs to know the sentiment of the people.”

BJD vice-president Damodar Rout said, “Hurling eggs at the Union minister will not help to solve any problem.”

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  1. R
    Roby Mani
    Jun 10, 2017 at 9:44 pm
    I t is not eggs but buffalo beef which should have been hurled at this unworthy person who calls himself teh Agricultural Minister.
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      yogendra singh
      Jun 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm
      I do not understand one thing that BJP have completed 3 years but why they have not set ones with the farmers to listen there problem .Now Govt are ready to do every thing for them.Were they sleeping.Farmers have great role to form BJP Govt.
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