New Delhi: The Congress party on Monday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Assam Governor PB Acharya's 'Indian Muslims are free to go to Pakistan or Bangladesh' remark and alleged that he recruits communal people at important constitutional positions.
"This is the character of Narendra Modi ji. He is recruiting people, who induce communal hatred in the society at important constitutional positions. First he says, 'sabka saath, sabka vikaas' and then he recruits people who spread hatred on constitutional posts," said Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed.
The Assam Governor had during a book launch yesterday said that 'Hindustan is for Hindus' and that the name of a single Bangladeshi should not be in the updating of the National Register for Citizens (NRC).
Acharya's comment came in reply to a question on updating the NRC list and on the controversy surrounding the Centre's notification of allowing religious minorities from Pakistan and Bangladesh fleeing persecution to seek shelter in India.
"Hindustan is for Hindus. There is nothing wrong with that. Hindus from different countries can stay here. They cannot be outsiders. There is nothing to be feared about that. But how to accommodate them is a big question and we should think about that," he said.