Bolangir: Town Police today arrested four BJP activists for hurling eggs at agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy’s vehicle today during his visit to the DRDA office.
Reports said the BJP activists waved black flags at the minister at Rugudipara Chhak. After the minister’s vehicle reached Bhagirathi Chhak, some BJP activists hurled eggs at the vehicle.
Police later arrested four BJP activists.
Protesting the arrest of four party men, the BJP activists staged dharna in front of Bolangir Town Police station.
Earlier yesterday at least eight activists of BJP were detained by the police for allegedly hurling eggs at the vehicle of Pradeep Maharathy near a level crossing.
The incident happened when the minister was on his way to Bolangir and his vehicle was halting near the Sudapada level crossing. All of a sudden some activists of the saffron party appeared on the scene and started pelting eggs at the vehicle, locals said. The eggs apparently didn’t hit the minister as the glass panes of his vehicle were closed.