Congress workers hurl eggs at Odisha minister’s car

Bhubaneswar, Jan 4 (IANS) Some Congress workers on Monday allegedly hurled eggs and tomatoes again at the car of Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma in Odisha’s Ganjam district.

These people were protesting alleged irregularities in identification of beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

They hurled eggs at the miniser’s car near Chhatrapur College while Dasburma was on his way to Berhampur University to attend a programme.

“Egg pelting will continue in the coming days against the minister for large-scale irregularities in the NFSA,” said Itish Pradhan, state president of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), a student organisation affiliated to the Congress.

This was for the second time that the minister faced such a situation in the past two days.

Shouting slogans against the minister and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over large-scale irregularities in ration card allocation, Youth Congress leaders of Puri district on Sunday hurled eggs at the car of Dasburma at the Circuit House in Puri.

Dasburma said the Congress workers were acting at the behest of a former law maker of Congress in Puri district. But he did not divulging much about the incident.

Puri Sea Beach police on Monday arrested five Congress workers in connection with the egg pelting at the car of Dasburma.

Both the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress are protesting the irregularities in distribution of ration cards under the NFSA in the state.

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