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Tomatoes thrown at Odisha's Transport ministers cavalcade

Press Trust of India  |  Kendrapara (Odisha) 

The Opposition workers Tuesday hurled tomatoes targetting Transport Nrusingha during a visit to in district.

The was on his way to to attend a meeting for distribution of ration cards of the state government's own to beneficiaries when agitated workers resorted to tomatoes throwing near Trinath Bazan in

The tomatoes throwing incident was shown in the regional TV channels.

The workers were registering their protest against the ministers visit and alleged that food security beneficiaries were selected on the basis of favour shown by the ruling party.

They alleged that 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.

Around hundred Congress workers have been taken under preventive custody on the charge of obstructing the Ministers cavalcade. However we are yet to officially receive reports of tomatoes being thrown at the cavalcade, said Superintendent of Policem Niti Sekhar.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 19:45 IST