Tarun Gogoi came under flak even in the Parliament when parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday hit out at him for his allegation against Hindi-speaking leaders of the BJP.
P B Acharya had also converted the Guwahati Raj Bhavan into an annexe of the BJP office, Tarun Gogoi alleged.
Tarun Gogoi questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stoic silence to tame such forces when they tried to disturb the secular fabric of the country.
Acharya had sparked a row recently by saying Muslims in India are free to go to Pakistan or Bangladesh if they feel persecuted in India.
An old RSS expert on the Northeast, Acharya has been at loggerheads with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi almost since he took charge in December 2014.
Tarun Gogoi said while he would strive for a seat adjustment under ‘maha-understanding’, he would appeal to voters to vote for any party other than BJP if they did not want to vote for Congress.
Paying rich tributes to Hazarika on the occasion of his fourth death anniversary, Gogoi also formally inaugurated a memorial constructed at the site where he was cremated four years ago.
While Gaurav Gogoi was not immediately available, APCC president Anjan Dutta said it was up to the legislature party after the election to elect its leader after the Congress wins the next election.
Gogoi also described it as the outcome of New Delhi’s “utter failure” at the highest diplomatic level.
Assam has the second highest percentage of Muslims among all states after J&K, with Muslim population jumping from 30.9 per cent in the 2001 census to 34.22 per cent in the 2011 census.
Gogoi, in a statement issued here on Friday, also said that while Prime Minister Modi was generally vociferous and speaks out his mind on every issue under the sun, maintained an astonishingly stoic silence on the Dadri incident.
Tarun Gogoi said the Congress government in the state in its three terms have given employment to 4.46 lakh people.
In 2003, Barua shifted from Bhutan to Bangladesh after Bhutan army launched an operation.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today announced Rs One lakh assistance to filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, who is keeping unwell.
Gogoi said the state has enough funds for relief work, but Central assistance was needed for rehabilitation and restoration activities.