"In the next 10 days, I am going to write recommending Jashodaben for the 'Bharat Ratna'. I must salute her hundred times. She is a symbol of great Indian womanhood and a great lady," Gogoi said on Sunday.

"She is a symbol of sacrifice and pain, not only in India but the entire world," he added.

Gogoi further said Jashodaben should actually receive Noble Prize for her silent suffering.

"Jashodaben is the real sanyasin. Modi claims that he is a sanyasi, but in reality he is a saffron man to capture power. He is a kind of 'American sanyasi'. He only knows about the Chief Minister's post. What kind of man is going to be the Prime Minister of India?" Gogoi said.

While filing his nomination papers for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat, Modi had for the first time mentioned his spouse's name as Jashodaben under that column.

Turning to Assam's illegal migration issue, which came for reference in BJP manifesto, Gogoi said, "In Assam, population grew by 15.35 percent between 2001 and 2011 as per the census report.”

"But around the same time, Gujarat's population grew by 19.12 per cent. So what does it mean?” he asked.


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