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Railway Minister Piyush Goel heckled in state capital

When Goyal continued with his speech, the railway employees rushed towards the stage and disrupted his speech. A free-for-all ensued as security men protecting the minister took him to the safety of his car.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 17 Nov 2018 4:19 AM GMT

Railway Minister Piyush Goel hecked in state capital
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Lucknow: Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal who was present at an event in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow was heckled after he made some unsuitable remarks on a senior functionary of the Northern railways Men's Union.

On the second day of the ongoing three-day convention of the union, the minister said that Shiv Gopal Mishra, a veteran trade unionist, was "misguiding youth working as apprentices with the Railways."

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His remark created chaos as railmen squatted on the stage, raised anti-Goyal slogans and even threw a plant-pot at him.

The minister was saved from physical harm as a Railway Protection Force (RPF) man blocked the way.

When Goyal continued with his speech, the railway employees rushed towards the stage and disrupted his speech. A free-for-all ensued as security men protecting the minister took him to the safety of his car.

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The irked railmen did not stop at this and targeted the vehicle of the minister and smashed a window glass.

Many senior trade union leaders and Lucknow mayor Sanyukta Bhatia were present at the dais when the incident occured.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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