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Woman throws eggs at Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in Balasore

While other leaders on the stage were hit, the chief minister was escorted away unhurt.

india Updated: Jan 31, 2018 21:55 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Bhubaneswar
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Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik during the 14th annual state conference of Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.(PTI Fule Photo)

A woman, identified as the wife of a BJP worker, on Wednesday hurled eggs at Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik in Balasore.

Patnaik was addressing a gathering at the inauguration of Talsari beach festival when the woman threw two eggs at him back to back.

While other leaders on the stage were hit, the chief minister was escorted away unhurt, said a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader.

The woman was protesting the arrest of her husband Dillip Kamila, and was detained by police.

Balasore superintendent of police (SP) Niti Sekhar said the woman brought the eggs in a bag and threw them from behind the barricade.

Meanwhile, the BJD condemned the incident and blamed the opposition for it.

“The act is condemnable. The opposition party is resorting to such hooliganism for being intolerant of the success of Naveen Patnaik,” said Jeevan Pradip Das, the BJD MLA from Balasore Sadar.

Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Lekhasri Samantsinghar alleged the woman was beaten mercilessly by police and BJD workers in the presence of the chief minister.

First Published: Jan 31, 2018 21:54 IST