Kendrapara: Congress workers on Tuesday afternoon tried to stop the cavalcade of Odisha Transport Minister Nrusingha Sahu in Rajnagar and allegedly threw tomatoes on it.
Sahu was on his way to Rajnagar to attend an official function for distribution of State government-sponsored food security cards to beneficiaries when agitated congress workers resorted to throw tomatoes near Trinath Bazan in Rajnagar.
The congress workers were registering their protest against the Minister’s visit and alleged that food security beneficiaries were selected on ruling party line.
Genuine and deserving beneficiaries who should have figured in the list of beneficiaries were left out while people owing allegiance to ruling BJD sneaked into the list on directions from local BJD leaders, they alleged.
“Around hundred congress workers have been taken under preventive custody on the charge of obstructing the Minister’s cavalcade. However we are yet to officially receive reports of tomatoes being thrown at the cavalcade”, said Kendrapara Superintendent of Policem Niti Sekhar