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Assam BJP MP allegedly compares Gandhis, Nehru with 'garbage'; Congress files complaint

Assam BJP MP Kamakhya Prasad Tassa has triggered a controversy by allegedly associating Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi with “garbage”.


  |  Updated On : October 23, 2017 10:06 AM
Assam BJP MP allegedly compares Gandhis, Nehru with 'garbage'

Assam BJP MP allegedly compares Gandhis, Nehru with 'garbage'

New Delhi :  

Assam BJP MP Kamakhya Prasad Tassa has triggered a controversy by allegedly associating Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi with “garbage”.

Speaking at a public rally at Sonari in eastern Assam’s Charaideo district, Tassa had allegedly said, “The Congress washed the brains of people with garbage like Gandhi and Nehru without knowing the ideologies of Deendayal Upadhyaya.”

A police complaint was filed by the Assam unit of Congress on Sunday against the alleged comment of Tassa. The party workers also burnt his effigies in Guwahati and demanded his removal from the Parliament.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also attended the rally of the BJP MP.

Speaking on the incident, Congress state unit president Ripun Bora said, “This is not just an insult to our nation, to the freedom movement, to our Constitution but also a serious offence. No sensible person can make such an offensive remark.”

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Congress leaders including Gaurav Gogoi and Sushmita Dev criticised Tassa’s remark and lashed out at him on Twitter.

“BJP MP Kamakhya Tasa's speech equating Pandit Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi with garbage is condemnable and he should issue a public apology,” Gogoi tweeted.

“2014 elections gave a govt. with absolute majority but the quality of Parliamentarians like Mr. Tasa is questionable. deplorable comment,” Sushmita said.

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First Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 09:55 AM


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