Rourkela: BJP youth wing activists showed black flags to Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick and hurled eggs at his convoy at Banthutoli in Sundargarh district today.
The Minister had gone to the district to inaugurate a newly-constructed bridge at Elaga under Kutra block in the district. Mallick was accompanied by Rajgangpur MLA Mangala Kisaan. Around 30 activists of the BJP Yuva Morcha showed black flags to the Minister protesting his visit to the district.
Police forces have been deployed in the area to maintain law and order.
Notably, BJP Yuva Morcha president Tankadhar Tripathy has declared the party would protest the visit of State Ministers to various districts of the State following the recent attack on two Union Ministers by BJD workers in Bargarh.