Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa was shown black flags by activists of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) near the Deputy Commissioner’s office complex in Jorhat on Saturday.
The AJYCP members who were protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) stopped the vehicle of Tasa when he was passing by and chanted slogans and waved black flags at him.
Tasa alighted from his vehicle and told the youths that they had every right to protest but that there was no need to as they had misunderstood the objective of the Act.
Tasa, also the Jorhat Lok Sabha MP, interacted with a few media-persons before leaving the spot.
During his interaction he defended the Act and said BJP government would not do anything against the interest of the state.
Later, AJYCP members burnt effigies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah and chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal to protest the gazette notification of CAA issued on Friday night.
The protesters also shouted slogans against the leaders.