BJP ‘s Yuva Morcha activists threw eggs at the convoy of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Puri on Wednesday, protesting against the “inaction” in the Kalahandi teacher’s kidnap and murder case.
The Yuva Morcha members were demanding the ouster of Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra for his alleged links to Gobinda Sahu, the prime accused in the Kalahandi teacher’s kidnap and murder case.
The incident happened near the Government Hospital Square when Patnaik was returning to Bhubaneswar after attending the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Rs 331-crore heritage corridor project in the temple town. The BJP activists also showed black flags to the CM.
Earlier, three members of BJP-backed Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and Congress-affiliated NSUI were taken into custody for waving black flags at Patnaik on Bada Danda (Grand Road) in Puri.
“Our activists under the leadership of Jayant Das have hurled eggs, targeting the chief minister’s convoy. This protest will continue till Patnaik takes action against some of his tainted ministers,” BJYM state president Irasish Acharya told reporters in Bhubaneswar.
Later, the opposition activists also sprinkled cow-dung water on the Grand Road in front of the Jagannath temple to “purify” it, claiming that the “tainted” state ministers, who attended the foundation stone laying ceremony there, made the sacred path “impure”.