Modi, following the 'theory of the two nations', has emerged as 'Hindu Jinnah': Tarun Gogoi

GUWAHATI: Calling the prime minister Narendra Modi Hindu Prime Minister Jinnah of India, former prime minister, accused him on Monday of following the theory of the two nations of the founder of Pakistan to divide the nation on the basis of religion.

The veteran leader of Congress also denounced the attack on Sunday night against the students of the UNJ, saying that it reflected the policy of repression of the BJP that would bring more misfortune to the country.

Massive protests against the Citizenship Law (Amendment) and the proposed pan-India NRC have made it clear that Indians do not want the type of BJP and RSS to seek entry into the country, he said.

The prime minister alleges that we (the Congress) are speaking the language of Pakistan, but it is he who has been reduced to the level of the neighboring country. He is following the theory of two nations (Muhammad Ali) Jinnah (to divide the country) on the basis of religion and has become a Hindu Jinnah of India, Gogoi said, launching a stabbing attack on Modi.

We are Hindus, but we do not want our country to become a Hindu Rashtra. Most people who protest, and even those who have been killed, are Hindus. They don't want the Hindutva, the BJP and the RSS to spread, he said at a press conference.

He said that violence of the kind that was seen at JNU on Sunday night represents a threat to the unity and integrity of the country.

The former Prime Minister of Assam said protests against the CAA began in the state and intensified there, but spread throughout the country due to the repression policy of the BJP.

Calling the arrogant Modi government, the congressional leader said he would go to any lengths to enforce the new citizenship law.

Referring to the murder of five protesters in the police action during the anti-CAA agitation in Assam, Gogoi said that the BJP governments in the Center and in the state still blamed Congress and left for the violence.

Are we so powerful that we can instigate AASU, AJYCP, KMSS and all other regional organizations to take to the streets to protest? There is no conspiracy. The BJP has no political knowledge and is not interested in hearing people's voice, Gogoi said.

The BJP, he said, will not be able to win even 25 of the 126 seats in Assam if the assembly elections are held immediately. Such was the enormity of public anger, he said.

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