Guwahati: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday urged the Congress to expel Congress leader Nolamoni Sen Deka for making objectionable comment against union Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday.
Also, protests rocked different parts of Assam today.
Some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators have filed FIR against Deka, a former Assam minister who, while addressing a public meeting on Sunday in Assam's Nalbari district said, many refer to Irani as the "second wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi".
Deka's comment came a day ahead of Union Human Resource Development Minister Irani's scheduled visit to the district for a public rally.
The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) distanced itself from Deka's statement, saying it was his personal comment and not the APCC's official view.
The former Assam minister, however, later withdrew his comment.
Seeking a public apology from Deka, the BJP workers are demanding the Congress to expel him and a disciplinary action should be taken against Deka, saying he not only disrespected the union minister but Assam's entire women community.
Senior BJP leader Chandra Mohan Patowari demanded the APCC to expel Nilamoni sen Deka for crossing all limits and alleged that Deka has been making such controversial statements ever since becoming a legislator and minister.
"It is an insult of the prime minister. How can anyone dare to disrespect the prime minister of the country? The statement of Deka only proved the Congress' attitude towards women of the country," the BJP leader said.
"The APCC had immediately distanced itself from the statement of Deka, but why cannot they take action against such a person who can stoop so low?" he added.
(With PTI inputs)