‘Full hospitality in Assam guaranteed if I dress up as Bangladeshi infiltrator’
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, March 16: A total of five cases have been lodged against Subramanian Swamy, but the senior BJP leader remains unfazed even as he taunted Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over the illegal migrants issue.
A day after Gogoi threatened to ban his entry into Assam, Swamy ridiculed the Chief Minister in a tweet saying, “Gogoi has sent me a message in secret: If I want to enter Assam, then I come dressed as a Bangladesh infiltrator. All hospitality guaranteed.”
The vocal BJP leader also downplayed the cases registered against him saying, “If a case is filed against me in Guwahati, it is welcome since it will be an opportunity to argue the Ram Mandir case arising from SC judgments.”
He also claimed that the Congress and “jihadis” were “howling” after his “comments addressed to patriotic Assamese”.
Meanwhile, another case was today filed against the BJP leader at Latasil police station.
In his FIR, senior advocate Hafiz Rashid Ahmed Choudhury said Swamy made the comments “with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of Muslims which will promote enmity between two religious groups. The statements are also prejudicial to the maintence of harmony between different religious groups.”
With this, a total of five FIRs have been received by police against Swamy – all on similar lines. The police has already registered a case under various sections of the IPS.
Swamy, who was on a persol visit to attend an event of a university in the State last week, had reportedly said that mosques and churches are mere “buildings” to offer prayers.
“So there is no problem in demolishing them. They demolish mosques even in Saudi Arabia,” he had said. Swamy also said that only temples are the places where God lives.
He stoked another controversy when he said there was no need to get emotiol over giving a portion of land to Bangladesh under the Land Boundary Agreement.