• Eggs thrown at Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's convoy in Puri
    Times of India | 24 November 2021
  • BHUBANESWAR: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik has become the latest target of ‘egg attack’ by opposition BJP, which has been hurling eggs on the vehicles of several ministers in the last few days, demanding ouster of the minister of state for home, Dibya Shankar Mishra for his alleged links with Gobinda Sahu.

    Sahu is the prime accused in the lady teacher Mamita Meher murder case.

    Members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) lobbed eggs on Naveen’s convoy that was passing near Darjipokhari Chhak in Puri on Wednesday. Naveen was in Puri to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of the ambitious Shree Jagannath Parikrama project.

    The egg attack occurred while Naveen was returning to Bhubaneswar after attending the Puri event. Breaching tight security, the BJYM workers hurled eggs on Naveen’s vehicle, leaving the police embarrassed. The eggs hit the windshield of Naveen’s SUV.

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    “Eggs were pelted by us. Black flags also waived by us. Wherever the CM goes, BJP Yuva Morcha will oppose. If minister Dibya Shankar Mishra is not ousted, protest will continue like this,” Odisha BJP Yuva Morcha president Irasis Acharya said.

    Police have arrested some BJYM members for throwing eggs at the CM’s cavalcade. It was last in 2018 when Naveen was attacked with eggs in Balasore. A woman was arrested on January 31, 2018 for allegedly throwing eggs at the chief minister while he was addressing a public meeting at Talsari in Bhograi block of Balasore district. After a few days, Naveen asked the police to drop all charges against the woman.
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