Bhubaneswar: The Youth Congress activists today hurled eggs at Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh’s vehicle and waved black flag near the State guest house in protest against the death of farmers in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district due to police firing during a protest.
The incident occurred when the union minister left the state guest house and was on his way to attend a programme on “Sabka Sath Sabka Bikas” in Jatni here.
“Though the eggs did not hit the minister, one or two eggs fell in front of his vehicle,” according to an eyewitness.
Five Youth Congress activists have been arrested including its state president Lokanath Maharathy in this connection, DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said.
According to latest reports, law enforcement has detained the Youth Congress activists for hurling eggs at the minister’s convoy.