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Mrunal Manmay Dash

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Lok Sabha Member from Bhubaneswar, Aparajita Sarangi faced egg attack by members of the Student (Chhatra) Congress at Balipatna square on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Thursday over unemployment, rise in fuel and cooking gas prices.

The Congress members also showed black flag to the MP as a mark of protest while hurling eggs at her carcade.

While the MP was not available for comments on the incident, the president of the Youth Congress, Yasir Nawaz said, “Unemployment has reached its peak in the country. Despite representing Bhubaneswar, she has not done anything to provide employment to the youths of the Smart city.”

“Adding to the growing unemployment, the rise in the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas has made our lives difficult. It is has become very difficult for the youths to sustain themselves. The members of the Student Congress resorted to egg attack on Sarangi as a mark of protest and continue to do so in the future,” he warned.

It is pertinent to mention here that egg attack as a means of political protest has almost become a norm now-a-days. From BJP to BJD and now the Congress, every political party has engaged itself in these kinds of protests in recent times.

On November 21, members of Biju Chatra Janata Dal (BCJD) had hurled eggs and showed black flags at Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Tribal Affairs Bishweswar Tudu at College Square in Kendrapara Town protesting fuel price hike.

Similarly, the BJP members hurled eggs at CM Naveen Patnaik’s carcade near Hospital chhak in Puri on Wednesday (Nov 24). The CM was returning after laying the foundation stone for the ambitious Shree Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor Project.

Meanwhile, BJD vice-president and Khandapada MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik had condemned the act of pelting eggs by Opposition members on Odisha Ministers and suggested that distributing such eggs to needy people will instead serve their motto better.

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