Guwahati: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, who is in Guwahati with his family, reportedly had a harrowing time when he went to offer his prayers at the revered Kamakhya temple in the city on Wednesday.
Incidentally, the CJI’s visit to the temple coincided with that of BJP president Amit Shah, who was also in Assam on Wednesday morning en route to Mizoram to kick-start his party’s campaign for the upcoming assembly elections in the state.
The CJI rapped Kamrup metro deputy commissioner Virendra Mittal after hundreds of BJP workers crowded the temple making it difficult for the CJI to offer prayers in the temple. Gogoi came down heavily upon the city administration for not being able to control the crowd.
Gogoi arrived in Guwahati on Tuesday. This is his first visit to his home state after becoming the Chief Justice of India. Known for his strict judgments, Gogoi took charge as the 46th CJI on October 3 this year.
Shah visited Kamakhya temple along with Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, state BJP president Ranjit Das and minister Himanta Biswa Sharma.