Bhubaneswar: Eggs thrown at Union agriculture minister, 5 held

The incident happened soon after Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh left the state guest house to attend a ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ event in Jatni. Around 50-60 Youth Congress activists, divided into two groups, waved black flags and hurled eggs at his vehicle

Written by Debabrata Mohanty | Bhubaneswar | Updated: June 11, 2017 3:22 am
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Radha Mohan Singh, Odisha Youth Congress president Lokanath Maharathi Arrested, Odisha Youth Congress president Arrested, India News, Indian Express, Indian Express News Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. (File Photo)

Protesting against the killing of farmers in police firing in Madhya Pradesh, Youth Congress activists threw stones at the vehicle of Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and waved black flags in Jatni town. Five of the activists, including Odisha Youth Congress president Lokanath Maharathi, were arrested. The incident happened soon after Singh left the state guest house to attend a ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ event in Jatni. Around 50-60 Youth Congress activists, divided into two groups, waved black flags and hurled eggs at his vehicle.

Former Congress MP Pradip Majhi said this was done to sensitise the BJP minister so that the problems of farmers in Odisha and other parts of the country are addressed. However, Singh said he did not see any protests. BJP’s Odisha in-charge Arun Singh said the protest was organised at the behest of the ruling BJD as the Congress had no power to attack. The incident comes a year after BJD workers, including MLA Debesh Acharya, threw stones at the vehicle of Union Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar in the western Odisha town of Bargarh while he was on his way to attend BJP’s Vikas Utsav.

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    Rajendra Swain
    Jun 11, 2017 at 8:30 pm
    Protesting against the kil of farmers in police firing in Madhya Pradesh, Youth Congress activists threw stones at the vehicle of Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and waved black flags in Jatni town is very pathetic.Thanks that five of the activists, including Odisha Youth Congress president Lokanath Maharathi, were arrested. Hurled eggs at his vehicle is a serious crimes due to damage of food.Let MP Pradip Majhi learn food value to value farmers.However, MLA Debesh Acharya, threw stones at the vehicle of Union Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar in the western Odisha town of Bargarh while he was on his way to attend BJP’s Vikas Utsav was also a serious crime to be punished along withPradip Majhi according to their severity of crimes.Farmer is value as Lord as he donate food to all organism of the earth starting from bacteria to dog,crow.Why he should be a beggar by free him loan.MAY BE FREE BY CROP INSURENCE.Rest should be paid i instalment as his land is more value.
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    Kamal Pasha
    Jun 11, 2017 at 12:28 pm
    Next time throw Gau Gobbar on BJP ministers. Gau Gobbar is sacred.
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