Guwahati: Assam Chief Dr. Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday slammed Congress MP Rahul Gandhi over his ‘strength in our Union’ tweet. Launching an attack on the Congress leader by calling him out for his ‘tukde tukde philosophy’, Sarma said that ‘India is far beyond just a union’. Furthermore, the Assam CM also reminded the Wayanad MP that the North-East states exist beyond Bengal, which was mentioned by Gandhi.
CM Sarma attacked the Congress leader and said that the country cannot be held hostage to his ideologies. Slamming Rahul Gandhi for his tweet, Sarma wrote, “India is far beyond just a union. We are a proud Nation. Bharat cannot be held hostage to your tukde tukde philosophy.”
India is far beyond just a union. We are a proud Nation.
Bharat cannot be held hostage to your tukde tukde philosophy
What is your problem with Nation, Nationality and Nationalism.?
And hello- beyond Bengal, we North east exist. https://t.co/vKfpiIhz9F
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) February 10, 2022
Furthermore, he questioned Gandhi’s approach to the country and asked, “What is your problem with Nation, Nationality and Nationalism.? And hello- beyond Bengal, we North east exist.” The Assam CM and BJP leader’s dig at the Congress leader came after the latter made a tweet in an apparent reference to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s “Kashmir, Kerala or Bengal” remark.
In his tweet on Thursday, Gandhi accused the BJP-led government of “insulting the spirit of India”.
“There is strength in our Union. Our Union of Cultures. Our Union of Diversity. Our Union of Languages. Our Union of People. Our Union of States. From Kashmir to Kerala. From Gujarat to West Bengal. India is beautiful in all its colours. Don’t insult the spirit of India,” Gandhi said.
The Congress leader had also spoken about India being a union of states during his speech on the motion of thanks on the President’s Address in Lok Sabha.