Congress leader Pawan Khera was arrested by Assam police. Khera was deplaned from Raipur bound flight and arrested.
Several members of the Congress party deboarded and started protesting at the tarmac of the airport through a sit-in protest with slogans while refusing the flight to leave.
Earlier the BJP has sought the arrest of Khera for allegedly mocking PM Narendra Modi at a press conference which the Congress party terms as a ‘slip of tongue’.
Khera had said in the press conference, “If Narasimha Rao could form a JPC (Joint Parliamentary Committee), if Atal Bihari Vajpayee could form a JPC, then what problem does Narendra Gautam Das…sorry Damodardas…Modi have?” Forgetting the correct name of PM Modi.
But the BJP says it was deliberately done.