RBI Governor Urjit Patel shown black flags by Congress workers at Kolkata Airport
RBI Governor Urjit Patel was allegedly shown black flags and heckled by Congress workers in Kolkata.
Kolkata: RBI Governor Urjit Patel was on Thursday allegedly shown black flags in Kolkata.
Reportedly, the incident took place at Kolkata Airport.
Also, according to other media reports, he was manhandled as well by some Congressmen in Kolkata.
Congress workers show black flags to RBI Governor Urjit Patel at Kolkata Airport. pic.twitter.com/LxzVhH0IIi
— ANI (@ANI_news) December 15, 2016
What happened actually?
He was on his way back to Mumbai after the apex bank's board meeting in Kolkata.
At least 20 Congress workers surrounded his car shouting "Urjit Patel hai hai" and waved black flags, throwing security personnel into a tizzy.
As Patel got out of his car, the demonstrators went near the official and tried to heckle him, blaming the RBI Governor for the "crisis in the country" due to the demonetisation of high value currency notes.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and West Bengal police personnel somehow managed to escort Patel to safety inside the airport.