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"Not Nyay Yatra, Miya Yatra": Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Attacks Congress Campaign, Calls Gandhi Family "Most Corrupt"

Nishtha Anushree

Jan 18, 2024, 06:50 PM | Updated 06:50 PM IST

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.

As Congress leader Rahul Gandhi-led 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' is passing through Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma attacked it by saying that it is "not a Nyay Yatra, but Miya Yatra."

Elaborating his statement, Sarma said on Thursday (18 January), "Congress is representing only a section of Muslims. This time not even Muslim women came to Congress' gathering."

"Our progress of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' is such that earlier Congress' gatherings used to have both Muslim men and women. However, (Muslim) women did not go this time, slowly, Muslim men will also stop going to their (Congress) gatherings," Sarma added.

"According to me, the country's most corrupt family is the Gandhi family. From Bofors to freeing the Bhopal gas tragedy accused Anderson, it did everything. It's not just corrupt, it's duplicate too," the Assam CM said.

Sarma alleged that their family name is not Gandhi, they are carrying a duplicate surname. "I arrest people with duplicate licenses but I do not know what are the consequences of a duplicate title, hence he (Rahul Gandhi) is roaming freely" Sarma added.

These remarks came in response to Rahul Gandhi's allegations that the most corrupt CM in the country is the Assam CM and his whole family is involved in corruption. Currently, his yatra is in Assam's Jorhat.

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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