Watch video: Congress leader Ramya's car attacked with eggs

Updated: Aug 25, 2016, 20:47 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Actor-turned-politician Ramya car was surrounded by protestors and pelted with eggs in Mangaluru on Thursday. She was escorted by the police away from airport to attend a local event

Actor-turned-politician Ramya car was surrounded by protesters and pelted with eggs in Mangaluru on Thursday. She was escorted by the police away from airport to attend a local event.

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Black flags were shown to the former MP as she came out of the airport by BJP Yuva Morcha activists who shouted "down down Ramya" and 'Ramya go back' slogans.

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After this, while on her way to the city, some eggs were thrown at her car from a distance, police said. Police personnel who were present at the spot in good strength rounded up the protesters and whisked them away. Ramya is in the city to attend Krishna Janmashtami event.

Her car was accompanied by a police escort vehicle. Some Morcha activists said their protest against Ramya was in reaction to her alleged comment to a TV channel yesterday, where she had called Mangaluru "hell".

After a recent visit to Islamabad as part of a SAARC delegation of young lawmakers, Ramya had reportedly said at a meeting in Mandya, which she represented from 2013 to 2014 in Lok Sabha, "Pakistan is not hell. People there are just like us. They treated us very well." Her remarks had come as an apparent counter to comments of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who while lashing out at Islamabad for promoting terror, had said last week, "Going to Pakistan is same as going to hell."

- with PTI inputs

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