Gogoi also said that the attack on JNU students was reflective of the BJP’s “policy of repression that would bring further misfortune” for India
Guwahati: The former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday calls Prime Minister Narendra Modi India’s “Hindu Jinnah”, accused him of following the “two-nation theory” of the Pakistan founder to divide the country on the basis of religion.
Gogoi also said that the attack on JNU students was reflective of the BJP’s “policy of repression that would bring further misfortune” for India. The huge protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed pan-India NRC have made it clear that Indians do not want the kind of Hindutva the BJP and the RSS seek to bring into the nation.
“The PM Modi always alleges that the Congress is talking the language of Pakistan, but it is he who has reduced himself to the level of the neighboring nation. PM Modi is following Jinnah’s two-nation theory to divide India on the basis of faith and has emerged as India’s Hindu Jinnah,” Gogoi said, launching an attack on Modi.
“We are Hindus but we don’t want our country to become a Hindu Rashtra. The majority of people who are agitating, and even those who have been killed, are Hindus. They do not want the Hindutva the BJP and RSS are propagating,” he said to media.
Congress leader also said the violence of the kind that was seen at JNU on Sunday night posed a threat to India’s unity and integrity. The former chief minister of Assam said the anti-CAA protests began in the state and gathered steam there, but it spread across the nation because of the BJP’s “policy of repression”.
Gogoi called the Modi government “arrogant”, the Congress leader claimed it would go to any extent to enforce the CAA. Referring to the killing of five protesters in police action during the anti-CAA stir in Assam, Gogoi said the Central government and in the state were it rules still blaming the Congress and the Left for the violence.
He questioned and said “Are we so powerful that we can incite AASU, AJYCP, KMSS and all other regional organizations to come out on the road to protest? There is no conspiracy. The BJP has no understanding of politics and is not interested in listening to the voice of the people,” Gogoi added.
He asserted, that BJP will not be able to win even 25 of Assam’s 126 seats if assembly elections were to be held immediately. Such was the public anger.
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