Bhubaneswar,November 6: At the state capital some students lobbed eggs at School and Mass Education Minister Devi Prasad Mishra inside Utkal University campus a day after the same incident occured at Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathi.
A group of eight to ten students came in front of minister's vehicle and allegedly pelted eggs when the vehicle slowed down.The students had been demanding wi-fi campus and infrastructural deficiencies in the varsity campus.
The incident occurred few meters away from the varsity gate while the minister was on his way to attend an international seminiar organised by Kalinga Lanka Foundation in the campus auditorium.
"They are not looking into the developmental issues of the university. Party work was going on in the campus so we pelted eggs in protest against it," Tarini Prasad, a student of the university said.
However, a students' union leader claimed that no such incident has taken place in the campus.
"Some people were trying to throw eggs at the minister. They have been taken away by the police. I have no idea about the number of people being picked up by the police," Dr Ashok Kumar Das, Vice-Chancellor of Utkal University said.
Some students have been detained at the Sahid Nagar police station for interrogation.
Governor SC Jamir, High Commissioner-Designate of Sri Lanka in India Esala Weerakoon, Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda and BJD MP Baijayant Panda were present on the inaugural day of the two-day event in the campus.
Police have been deployed in the campus to prevent any untoward incident.