Meghalaya home minister James K Sangma confronted with journalists who were waiting to seek answers to some questions here on Monday.
This happened at around 5.30 pm when eight journalists wanted to pose questions on some issues to the home minister when he came out of his office chamber in the main secretariat.
Security personnel guarding the home minister were also present.
The home minister accused the waiting journalists of blocking his way.
The journalists were waiting to meet the home minister who is also in-charge of power, and district council affairs for nearly two hours.
But as he was busy, they decided to wait in front of his office chamber and talk to him as soon as he came out.
Media persons had wanted to talk to the home minister on a number of issues including issues related to power and district council affairs.
Immediately when the home minister came out of his office chamber, the waiting journalists greeted him happy New Year and one of the senior journalists was trying to hold the home minister’s hands in a friendly manner.
Though he greeted reciprocally, the home minister refused to take questions even as he accused the journalists of blocking his way.
The home minister also pushed the senior journalist, saying “What the hell are you doing? Why are you blocking my way like that?”
On hearing this, the senior journalist clarified that nobody was blocking the way and equally reacted to the home minister’s attitude, “Who the hell you think of yourself? Who are you?”
Immediately the home minister returned and moved closely to confront the senior journalist and asked with unpleasant words, “What is your problem?”
The journalist clarified that he did not mean anything, and there was no intention to block the home minister’s way.
“I only want to ask you some questions, but I am not blocking your way. If I blocked you, you have your guards,” the senior journalist said.
Seeing the heat of the moment, a personal assistant of the home minister stood in between the home minister and the journalists while security personnel stood guarding him.
However, the home minister tried to move towards the journalist and repeatedly asked, “What is your problem ….?
Later the home minister left the scene along with his personal assistant and security guards.