Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday compared the Congress with Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s Muslim League after the grand old party came up with a “Minority Declaration” ahead of the Assembly polls in Telangana.
In a series of tweets, Sarma assailed the Congress for stooping “so low” in their attempt to “capture the vote bank of one religion”.
“In my long political career, I could have never imagined that Congress would stoop so low in their attempt to capture the vote bank of one religion.
“By coming up with religion-specific manifestos, Cong is fulfilling the vision of Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s Muslim League,” Sarma said on X (formerly Twitter).
Referring to Mahatma Gandhi, the Chief Minister said while he had fought against the separate electorate system advocated by Jinnah, “those who have appropriated the Gandhi surname” are reviving Jinnah’s policies.
“Mahatma Gandhi led his life in fighting the separate electorate system advocated by Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
“And now those who have appropriated the Gandhi surname have revived the policies of Jinnah.
“This insult to our Swatantra Senani will neither be forgiven nor forgotten,” he also said on X
(formerly Twitter). UNI