Kendrapara: Congress workers threw tomatoes at the vehicle of Commerce and Transport Minister Nrusingha Charan Sahu on Tuesday in Rajnagar area in Kendrapara district.
These activists were protesting against alleged irregularities in the distribution of ration cards.
The workers also waved black flags at the Minister. As many as 15 Congress activists were detained by police from the spot.
The incident took place while Minister Sahu was on his way to inaugurate the State Government’s own food security scheme in some areas of the district. The Minister’s motorcade was targeted by the protestors.
Earlier in the day, many Congress workers led by party MLA from Aul, Debendra Sharma had protested the Minister’s visit to the district by displaying black flags at Niala Chhak. The MLA and the workers were also detained by police.