Assam Chief Minister heckled, convoy blocked by angry students
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 01, 2009, 23:08
Jorhat: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was today allegedly heckled and his convoy blocked by protesting students here after he announced that engineering colleges in the state would be privatised.

Laying the foundation stone of a new block of Jorhat Engineering College here, Gogoi said engineering colleges and polytechnics in the state would be privatised.

The announcement angered the students who shouted slogans against the chief minister and interrupted his speech. They even blocked the gate and the road through which he was scheduled to pass.

Gogoi's convoy, however, went through another route but students continued to block the road and later marched towards the Circuit House where the chief minister is staying. Police, however, tried to stop the students but the situation remained tense as they continued with their protest, official sources said.


First Published: Tuesday, December 01, 2009, 23:08

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