Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday slammed Congress Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) Imran Pratapgarhi for his alleged hateful provocative speech.
Taking to Twitter, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said that due to appeasement politics the people have pushed the grand old party to the margins of politics.
In the shocking video, poet Pratapgarhi is heard saying to people that if they have to die, then kill four or six people before it.
"Don't die like a coward...If you die, kill four to six people before you die," the Vadra-Congress MP said.
In reply, Himanta Sarma said, "Due to the politics of appeasement, the public has pushed the Congress to the margins of politics. New India is moving forward with the resolve of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas'."
"अरे ईमानवालों... चार-छह को मार कर मरना!"— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) December 27, 2022
यह आह्वान कर रहे इमरान प्रतापगढ़ी कांग्रेस के राज्यसभा सांसद हैं।
तुष्टीकरण की राजनीति के कारण ही जनता ने कांग्रेस को राजनीति के हाशिये पर धकेल दिया है।#नया_भारत "सबका साथ, सबका विकास, सबका विश्वास" के संकल्प के साथ आगे बढ़ रहा है। pic.twitter.com/wngXSyYwwI
Notably, in 2020, Prapapgarhi was booked for his provocative remarks on the Shaheen Bagh protests. At an event in Hyderabad, he had said, "Mujhe hairath hai us Hyderabad mein koi Shaheen Bagh kyu Nahi hai (I am surprised why there is no Shaheen Bagh in Hyderabad)."
Recently, Congress mahagathbandhan ally RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui also made provocative comments. He said that he wanted his kids to settle abroad due to the "atmosphere in the country."
In response, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Nityanand Rai asserted that "all minority groups" were secure in the country. "All minority groups, including the one which Siddiqui is hinting at, are safe in the country. They are safer than anywhere else in the world. I say this with all the responsibility at my command as the Union MoS for Home," Rai said, while stating that RJD and Congress spoke of threats to minority groups "to get the sympathy of certain sections of the society for electoral gains".