Poll defeat fallout: Gogoi, Falerio face Cong workers' ire in Tripura
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Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and AICC leaders Luizinho Faleiro and Shakeel Ahmed had to be escorted out of the Congress Bhavan in Agartala Saturday after party workers angry over the recent poll debacle heckled them.
"Our people are angry and they did vent their anger and frustration when Tarun Gogoi, Faleiro and Shakeel Ahmed arrived to review the post-election situation. But nobody was assaulted or hurt as Gogoi's Z-category security safely cordoned the area and escorted them out," Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee spokesman Ashok Sinha said from Agartala. Party workers also blamed the AICC leaders for the election debacle.
Eyewitnesses, however, said the security personnel had a tough time controlling the situation as angry party workers raised slogans against the party leadership for the worst-ever debacle the Congress party suffered in the just-concluded assembly elections. "Some persons did try to jostle the leaders who came to review the post-election scenario," Sinha said.
The angry party workers also shouted slogans against PCC chief Sudip Roy Burman.
The police, however, denied having received any information about senior Congress leaders being heckled. "I have no information of any such incident occurring in the Congress Bhavan," police spokesperson Nepal Chandra Das said from Agartala.
Interestingly, while Gogoi was head of the committee set up by the AICC to screen Congress candidates for the assembly elections held on February 14, he did not turn up for the campaign in view of panchayat elections in Assam that was held simultaneously.
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