Minister Naba Doley and MP Pradan Baruah shown black flags by AASU in Lakhimpur
LAKHIMPUR: Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Naba Kumar Doley and Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah had to face massive protests in Lakhimpur on Monday.
The activists of the Lakhimpur district unit of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), led by general secretary Dhanmoni Dutta, showed Naba Kumar Doley and Pradan Baruah black flags at the Lakhimpur Circuit House premises fulminating against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019 and demanding its withdrawal. At that time, the minister and the MP, who were in the Circuit House, went out to go to the Ranganadi Riverbank in order to attend the picnic event organized by the BJP activists. The AASU activists stranded them in front of the Circuit House for over 20 minutes by staging massive protests against the CAA. They rocked the environment by shouting multiple slogans to demand the scrapping of the controversial Act and to slam the BJP government for adapting the same for granting citizenship to infiltrators.
During that time, the security personnel had to exert force to drive the agitators away. North Lakhimpur regional unit AASU president Pranjit Gogoi alleged that the PSOs of Naba Kumar Doley pushed him while vice-president Rakesh Sonowal and executive member Samiran Saikia were assaulted by the security personnel. However, both the minister and MP were able to leave the place and go to the Ranganadi river bank. But they had to face the black flags and anti-CAA protest on the Ranganadi river bank also. The activists of the Naoboicha regional unit of AASU and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad showed them black flags. As a result, they had to depart from the place without spending much time.
AASU activists showed a black flag to Naba Kumar Doley in his hometown Dhakuakhana too. Dhakuakhana police detained Dhakuakhana regional unit AASU president Ashok Baruah, general secretary Swaraj Sankar Gogoi, along with members Deepak Dutta, Biswajit Saikia, and Tirtha Raj Hundique while displaying black flags to the minister.