People like Togadia shouldn't be allowed to come : Gogoi

Guwahati, Feb 12: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said persons like VHP leader Praveen Togadia should not be allowed to come as he "will put the state on fire".

"Praveen Togadia should not be allowed to come. He will put the state on fire. He is not a guest here," Gogoi told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

Tarun Gogoi

He said people of Assam should understand the intentions of such leaders and organisations.

"We are in the digital era. They (BJP and right wing groups) talk about digitisation of everything. On the other hand, VHP is giving rewards to all those couples giving birth to six or eight kids," Gogoi said.

If this continued, tomorrow one minority community would also do the same. Then afterwards, another minority group will also be 'rewarded' for such utterances, Gogoi said and wondered, "So what will happen ultimately?"

Togadia was supposed to address a public meeting at the Golden Jubilee Celebration Samiti of VHP's city unit today. Guwahati Police Commissioner Jyotirmoy Chakravarty has banned his speech through any media under section 144 CrPC to maintain "public peace and order" in the city.


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