Woman hurls eggs at Odisha CM Naveen Patanik, detained

BHUBANESWAR: A woman on Wednesday hurled eggs at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik when he was addressing a gathering in Balasore. While the CM escaped unhurt, the woman has been detained by the police.

The woman, wife of BJP worker Dillip Kamila, threw two eggs back to back while Patnaik was addressing the gathering. Other leaders present on the dias were hit by the eggs while the CM was escorted away unhurt.

According to sources, she resorted to egg hurling protesting detention of her husband along with seven other BJP workers before CM’s visit.

Police personnel in charge of the security of the CM swung into action and apprehended her. Later, she was taken to the nearest police station and interrogated.

Meanwhile, BJD condemned the incident and dubbed it as unfortunate. “The act is condemnable. Intolerant of the success of CM Naveen Patnaik, the Opposition party is resorting to such hooliganism. There are many instances of Opposition parties being intolerant,” said Jeevan Pradip Das, BJD MLA from Balasore Sadar.

“If the woman had some particular grievances, she could have raised it before the CM at a proper forum,” Das maintained.
However, the matter will investigated and action will be taken accordingly, he added.

Balasore SP Niti Sekhar said “The woman brought the eggs inside her bag and threw them from the barricade. We have detained her and are interrogating”.

The SP, however, denied allegation that she was stripped and beaten up. “She will be examined medically and will be provided treatment if needed,” he added.

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