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Union Minister Rajen Gohain on Tuesday faced protest in Nagaon as a video showing the BJP leader misbehaved with a retired teacher during a public event surfaced on social media.
The video shows the retired teacher was abruptly cut-off by the junior railway minister when he had just started listing out his complaints about bad roads in his area in in the meeting in Nagaon. Gohain questioned the teacher’s intention behind making such allegations at a public platform.
“Over the years, the locals in Amolapatty’s BB Road sub-way have been suffering a lot due to the poor road conditions but they still hope that the new government and new MLA will take steps for improving the roads. I have been submitting applications over the time but no initiatives have been taken,” the retired teacher said during his speech.
Before he could finish, the Union Minister asked why he started talking about those issues publicly, instead of talking to him personally. Without letting him make his point, he went on to question the retired teacher’s motive behind making the accusations at a public platform.
“What benefit are you trying to seek here? What is your intention and motto behind talking such things here publicly? You could have told me personally if you had any complaints. What nonsense,” Gohain said on the stage.
Minister Gohain further told the retired teacher that if he had any complaint, he should have approached him personally and not speak out in front of the public.
This shocking behaviour of the Union Minister triggered massive outrage among the people of the region. The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and AJYCP staged protests and burnt Gohain’s effigies in Nagaon on Tuesday.