Days after calling Assam Governor P B Acharya a 'RSS pracharak' for his remark stating that "Hindustan is only for Hindus", chief minister Tarun Gogoi hit out at state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, accusing them of imposing Hindi pronunciation of Assamese names.
On Tuesday, Gogoi claimed that "Hindi-speaking people" were trying to "invade" Assam, and said that he will not allow it.
"BJP's Assam in-charge Mahendra Singh has referred to Srimanta Sankardeva (a Vaishnavite saint) as Baba Sankardeo, which is totally unacceptable. They call former BJP state president Sidhartha Bhattacharya as Sidharth, the present president Sarbananda Sonowal as Sonwal and Himanta Biswa Sarma as Hemant," the Assam CM said, according to The Times of India.
"All these leaders do not even know how to pronounce Assamese names. The Hindi-speaking people are coming to invade Assam and we will not allow it," Gogoi added.
Earlier this week, Gogoi had demanded the removal of the Assam governor over his controversial remark.
Acharya, who is the acting governor of Assam, had allegedly said that Indian Muslims are free to go to Pakistan or Bangladesh, inviting the wrath of the ruling Congress party in the state.
Assam will go for assembly polls in 2016 and the incumbent Congress government is likely to face stiff competition from the BJP.
The BJP had won seven seats in the state in the Lok Sabha elections last year, while the Congress party won only three.