**Bolangir: ** Eggs were hurled at the vehicle of Odisha Handlooms and Textile Minister Snehangini Chhuria at Patnagarh in Bolangir district today allegedly by some opposition party activists.
The Textile minister was scheduled to attend a women empowerment programme when some of the saffron party activists hurled eggs at her vehicle first at Ramji Square and later at Patanagarh bus stand. She was taken to the venue by a different route.
According to sources, police detained a few BJP workers in this connection and are interrogating him.
Egg hurling has become the dictum of the day nowadays, as activists of different parties are pelting eggs as a counter attack and show their resentment.
A few days earlier, the ruling BJD activists had hurled eggs on a senior BJP leader, Lekhashri Samantsinghar, in Pipili in Puri . This was a counter to the egg attack on Agriculture Minister Pradip Maharathi in Bolangir on September 13, according to sources.
Post the attack on Agriculture Minister, the supporters of Maharathi had staged a road blockade in Pipili and announced that they would hurl eggs on BJP leaders.