Bhubaneswar, Jan. 12 -- Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was shown black flags by Congress youth workers near Nalco Square here today.

The activists under the leadership of Odisha Pradesh Youth Congress (OPYC) President Smruti Ranjan Lenka showed blacks flags and raised slogans against Union Minister as a mark of protest over steep price hike of petroleum products. They also protested against three farm laws recently passed by the Union Government.

Pradhan faced the protest when he was on his way to Mahanga in Cuttack district to meet family members of two deceased BJP workers, who were allegedly killed by some miscreants last month.

"Farmers all over the country have been protesting against the black farm la...