In a press conference, Gogoi said,"In the next 10 days, I am going to write recommending Jashodaben for the 'Bharat Ratna'. I must salute her a hundred times. She is a symbol of great Indian womanhood and a great lady." He didn't end there: "She is a symbol of sacrifice and pain, not only in India but the entire world. She should actually receive the Nobel Prize for her silent suffering and perhaps nobody in the country having realised her pain.," he said. In
He further sharpened his jibe saying,""Jashodaben is the real sanyasin. Modi claims that he is a sanyasi, but in reality he is a saffron man who wants to capture power. He is a kind of 'American sanyasi'. He only knows about the Chief Minister's post. What kind of man is (now) going to be the Prime Minister of India."
While justifying his stance, Gogoi said,"This is not an election issue but a humane issue".