Students train egg on Montek to protest inflation

Left leaning students attacked Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia with eggs and tomatoes to protest the Centre`s "failure" to check price rise, but the edible missiles missed him.

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2010, 15:51 PM IST

Kolkata: Left leaning students attacked
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia
with eggs and tomatoes to protest the Centre`s "failure" to
check price rise, but the edible missiles missed him.

According to an eyewitness account, some students, owing
allegiance to CPI-M`s student wing SFI, waved black flags and
shouted "Montek go back" before hurling eggs and tomatoes at
Ahluwalia as he was entering the Presidency College here to
inaugurate a national seminar on economics.

But they clearly missed their target.

SFI sources, however, denied that eggs and tomatoes were
hurled, but said that a demonstration was held to protest
price rise and also the Centre`s failure to implement the
Tapas Majumder report on higher education.

The country has been battling double-digit food inflation
for long and the matter has already rocked the ongoing monsoon
session of Parliament.

There was no report of any arrest.

PTI