Junagarh: BJP workers allegedly hurled eggs at a car in which Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra was travelling in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, today.
According to reports, the saffron party workers opposed Mishra’s visit to the district and hurled eggs at the vehicle besides showing him black flags near the College Chhak as the minister was heading towards Junagarh for attending a programme organised by the Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
Party’s organisational secretary Pranab Prakash Das was present with Mishra inside the car.
Subsequently, a scuffle broke out between the workers of the BJD and the BJP at the spot.
Notably, Opposition BJP and Congress parties have been demanding resignation of the minister alleging Mishra’s links with Govind Sahu, prime accused in the sensational Mamita Meher murder case.
The murder of 24-year-old Mamita Meher of Jharni village under Turekela block of Balangir district had sent shockwaves across the state. While Mamita was working as a teacher at the Sunshine English Medium School at Mahaling in Kalahandi district, Sahu was the managing committee president of the educational institution.
Mamita went missing on October 8. Alleging involvement of Govind Sahu behind her missing, Mamita’s family members had lodged a complaint with police.
On October 19, bones of Mamita’s body were exhumed from a stadium construction site of the school in the presence of police.
The woman’s body was chopped into pieces before being burnt, said a member of the scientific team probing into the incident.