Guwahati, Feb. 12 -- Taking a swipe at BJP, Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika's son Tez Hazarika has said his father's name and words were being invoked and celebrated publicly even as plans were afoot to pass the "painfully unpopular" Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Tez described the proposed legislation as "undermining" the "documented position" of his father, who was awarded the country's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, posthumously by the Narendra Modi government last month.

He said he had so far not received any invitation to accept the Bharat Ratna conferred on his father, so there was nothing to reject.

"I believe that my father's name and words are being invoked and celebrated public...