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Maharathy faces farmers’ ire

Jagatsinghpur,November 15: Agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy on Saturday faced locals' ire at Biridi here in the backdrop of peasants' suicide.

Farmers under the banner of Navanirman Krishak Sanghathan (NKS) waylaid Maharathy's vehicle at Biridi while he was returning to Bhubaneswar after attending a Children’s Day programme. 

Sources said one farmer among the protesters sustained injuries while police were trying to clear the road.

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