SILCHAR, Nov 22 - Social Welfare Minister Gautam Roy was booed by a section of the crowd in the presence of Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha during the flagging-off ceremony of the first Silchar-Guwahati broad gauge passenger train from the Silchar Railway Station on Saturday.
The crowd jeered the minister as soon as he rose to address the gathering and started to raise slogans against him. At one point of time, local MLA Dilip Paul had to intervene to calm the crowd.
Reacting against it, Roy later alleged that BP workers had created the chaos in a government programme, which goes against the rich cultural legacy of the valley.
�This appears to have become a trend in all programmes organised in non-BJP States now. If they think they can crush our confidence by such tactics, they are living in a fool�s paradise. The results of the recently-held Bihar Assembly elections have exposed the hollow promises of the BJP and the party would face a similar fate in the 2016 Assam polls,� Roy stated.
Silchar MP Susmita Dev, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ajit Singh and district Congress president Karnendu Bhattacharjee and other Congress leaders flayed the incident of heckling Roy.