Assam, Jan 31 : BJP’s district president in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district, Lakheswar Moran, was thrashed on Wednesday by protesters, who are opposing Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. An FIR has been lodged at the Tinsukia police station in connection with the incident.
All Assam Students Union (AASU) and Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) activists, who protested against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, attacked BJP president and RSS workers when they were addressing a public programme organised by the RSS to dispel myth about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
As spoon as the district BJP leader arrived to attend a meeting organised by the Lok Jagran Manch, an RSS affiliate, he was greeted with slogans and black flags by over 3,000 protesters.
He was slapped, beaten and pulled by the hair while the police remained a mute spectator. Some other BJP members were also assaulted by the protestors.
The injured BJP leader was rushed to a local hospital for treatment.
Ten political parties of the northeastern region, including BJP allies unanimously decided to oppose the citizenship amendment bill.