I will quit politics if charge proved: Gogoi
Guwahati, March 1. (PTI): The war of words between BJP leader Pramod Mahajan and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today took a new turn with the latter stating that he would quit politics if the Opposition allegation that Bangladeshi infiltration rose during his period was proved true.
In a strong reaction to the BJP ‘chargesheet’ recently released by Mahajan, Gogoi said, "I will quit politics if the allegation that infiltration was on the rise since my Government took over in 2001 is proved true…otherwise Mahajan should reciprocate and do the same".
Terming the chargesheet a "political gimmick", Gogoi told reporters here that the BJP was trying to "communalise" politics.
"By making a distinction between Hindu refugees and Muslim infiltrators, the BJP is trying to count foreigners on the basis of religion which my party and Government will not allow," the Chief Minister said.