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Babul Supriyo faces protest during visit to cyclone-hit areas

Supriyo, who said on Tuesday that he had been asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the storm-affected areas in West Bengal, claimed that the agitators were activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).

india Updated: Nov 13, 2019 17:07 IST
Press Trust of India
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The Union minister, despite clarifying that he was in the district to look into the ground-level situation, was asked to go back by the protesters.
The Union minister, despite clarifying that he was in the district to look into the ground-level situation, was asked to go back by the protesters.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
         

Union minister Babul Supriyo on Wednesday faced massive protests and was asked to go back by a group of people when he reached South 24 Parganas to take a stock of the situation in cyclone ‘Bulbul’-hit areas.

Supriyo, who said on Tuesday that he had been asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the storm-affected areas in West Bengal, claimed that the agitators were activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).

Shortly after he reached Namkhana, one of the worst- affected places in the state, protesters stopped his convoy and showed him black flags.

The Union minister, despite clarifying that he was in the district to look into the ground-level situation, was asked to go back by the protesters.

“I knew I would face protests during my visit (to cyclone-hit areas). The agitators were all TMC activists,” Supriyo said.