A woman hurled eggs at Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday during the inauguration function of Talsari Beach Festival at Bhograi in Balasore district.
Balasore superintendent of police (SP) Niti Sekhar confirmed the incident.
The SP said, “The woman brought the eggs in a bag and threw them from the barricade. We have detained her.”
According to police, the woman threw eggs on the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other BJD leaders present at the dias.
A senior police officer of Odisha Police said, “Few eggs did hit the people standing on the dias. The honourable Chief Minister went hurt in the egg attack incident.”
The Balasore Police has arrested the woman. She has been identified as wife of a BJP worker.
She was arrested by Police personnel deployed in charge of the chief minister’s security.
According to another officer, the woman during questioning told the police that she hurled eggs on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to protest arrest of her husband.
The BJD members have condemned the incident. Jeevan Pradip Das, BJD MLA from Balasore Sadar said, “The opposition party to gain powers in the state have resorted to hooliganism.”
He asserted if the woman had some particular grievances, she could have raised the issue with the CM or concerned officers.