Tarun Gogoi alleges Rs 46 crore was allotted in 2018 to build detention centres in Assam
Guwahati: Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi slammed Modi for saying that there were no detention camps in India.
"Detention centres were first built in Assam under High Court's orders in 2009 for detaining declared foreigners," Gogoi tweeted.
"Subsequently, the BJP Government allotted funds of Rs 46.41 crores in 2018 and supported the construction of a big centre in Goalpara for housing around 3000 inmates," he added.
According to reports, Gogoi also said that it was the former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee who had instructed state governments to build detention camps for those who had completed their jail term.
Gogoi further stated that there was no need to give citizenship on the basis of religion.
Previously, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had shared a video showing detention camps in Assam, through social media, and slammed him for lying.
Earlier Gogoi had alleged that the BJP-led government had brought CAA to only play politics by dividing people into religious lines. He had said the government is planning to divert the people's attention from other major issues by engaging them in the CAA issue.