- Retired teacher in Assam's Nagaon abruptly cut short by union minister
- Teacher spoke about poor condition of roads and subways
- Teacher said his several applications were ignored by local lawmaker
After some officers had spoken at the event, the retired teacher's turn came and he took to the stage. He lamented that he had given several applications to the local legislator to repair the roads but nothing had happened.
"Over the years, the locals in Amolapatty's BB Road subway 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," said the retired teacher from Nagaon, 125 kilometres from Guwahati.
"I have been submitting applications over the time but no initiatives have been seen," he said.
On hearing that, junior railway minister Rajen Gohain suddenly stood up from his chair and walked up to the teacher, blocking the mike in front of the audience.
Mr Gohain 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.
In protest against the union minister's comments, activists of the All Assam Students Union burnt his effigies on Tuesday.
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