News APP

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  gplay

This article was first published 10 years ago  » News » Assam: Gogoi orders probe into scribes' protest during PM visit

Assam: Gogoi orders probe into scribes' protest during PM visit

By K Anurag
May 16, 2013 19:48 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday asked Chief Secretary N K Das to institute a probe into Wednesday’s incident of protests by Guwahati-based journalists that occurred outside the main entrance to the Assam assembly complex regarding the entry of mediapersons at the time of filing of nomination papers by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh for the May 30 Rajya Sabha elections, according to an official communique.

The chief minister asked the chief secretary to go into the details of the circumstances leading to the goof-up and to suggest suitable measures to avoid recurrence of such incidents in future.

The journalists resorted to very loud protests shouting slogan against Gogoi government for denying the entry into Assembly complex to cover the event of filing of nomination by the PM for the fifth consecutive term in Rajya Sabha from Assam.

The prime minister later bowing to the protests of media persons came out onto the main gate of assembly complex to talk to them before he left for New Delhi much to the embarrassment of the state government.

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
K Anurag in Guwahati
India Votes 2024

India Votes 2024