Union minister Rameswar Teli on Saturday faced a protest from anti-CAB activists at Naharkatia in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district.
Union minister of State for Food Processing Teli was heckled by some All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) activists and locals for the BJP government bringing in the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
Teli represents from Dibrugarh in the Lok Sabha.
Several AASU activists along with locals surrounded Teli and shouted “go back” slogans.
They also waved black flags at the minister, who went to the town to take stock of the preparation of the Jaipur Rain Forest festival.
Sensing trouble, minister Teli fled from the spot with the help of the security personnel.
Ever since the Central government decided to table the contentious CAB in the parliament, the leaders of BJP and its ally AGP have continued to face the wrath protesters in Assam.
Earlier in the day, AGP minister Phani Bhushan Choudhury had to run away to safety in Lower Assam’s Bongaigaon district.
Angry with the AGP minister’s silence on the controversial Bill, a section of party workers staged a protest at Manikpur with black flags.
Choudhury, who is minister for Civil Supplies of Assam, had gone to Manikpur on Saturday afternoon to attend a party programme of AGP.
Anticipating physical attack, the minister immediately ran away from the spot while the meeting was in progress.