Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday urged BJP to remove the word ‘Secularism’ from Indian constitution as the former Congress CM believed that the BJP-led central government is doing dirty politics in the name of religion for their narrow interests.
Addressing a press conference this afternoon, Gogoi took a jibe at BJP. Gogoi started the press meet by saying “If possible, BJP should remove the word ‘Secularism’ from Indian constitution as their politics is based on Communalism. But, the Indian Constitution asserted that India is a secular nation”
Accusing Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma of being ‘power hungry’, the former Chief Minister said that “Himanta is a spineless person. Himanta has already lost mental stability. CM Sonowal was silent in past few months on the Citizenship Bill issue, but now he is vocalizing on the issue as CM believed that “Himanta will get more support from high-command by supporting the Bill”.
“If the Bill is passed, then NRC will be worthless. All efforts of Supreme Court will go in vain.”
“We will meet Congress high command on the issue. CM Sonowal is too busy in taking photos, flying in helicopters and promoting himself and as a CM, Sonowal has succeeded in taking rest.”
“Himanta is now a tailless tiger. He wants to bite anyone. He has not any right to hold a responsible ministry as he is trying spread hatred speeches to separate the state in the name of religion.”
Defending Congress senior leader Mapanna Mallikarjun Kharge, Gogoi said that “Kharge has not disappointed for conferring ‘Bharat Ratna’ to Music maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika. We had ideological difference with Hazarika as he was a BJP candidate. However, our government had provided him all facility.”
It may be noted that, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday claimed that the government has chosen a singer (Bhupen Hazarika) and ignored Shivakumara Swami, a spiritual leader who passed away Monday (January 21).
Gogoi also added that “Why Zubeen has not been selected for Padma Shri ? He is eligible for Padma Shri . BJP confers award with a political angle.”
“Pranab Mukherjee gets the prestigious recognition ‘Bharat Ratna’ for his good works to the country” – Gogoi said.