Retired Assam teacher was complaining about bad roads, Minister cuts off mic

Nogaon, May 9: The moment a retired teacher in Assam started raising concerns about bad roads in his area at a Swachh Bharat Mission event in Nagaon district, Union Minister abruptly cut off the mic.

Umesh Borthakur, 75, lamented that he had given several applications to the local politician to repair the roads but nothing took place.

“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,” stated the retired teacher from Nagaon.

“I have been submitting applications over the time but no initiatives have been seen,” he added.

Reacting to this, junior railway minister Rajen Gohain suddenly stood up from his chair and walked up to the teacher, blocking the mike publically.

“Why don’t you talk about this with the concerned officer? You seem to have come here with a motive. Utter nonsense,” Gohain said, news agency ANI reported.

The Minister described the teacher’s allegation as “utter nonsense” and even questioned what his actual motto or intentions were as he was trying to raise these issues publicly.


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