Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Assam chief minister, dared his Delhi counterpart to say that “Himanta Biswa Sarma is corrupt” before Arvind Kejriwal’s first election rally in Assam on April 2. Along with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Kejriwal will travel to Assam. According to reports, Kejriwal stated that Sarma is facing legal action in other states while speaking in the Delhi legislature.
“Yet, I haven’t filed any defamation case. Is there any case against me in any part of the country? I want to file a defamation case, but Arvind Kejriwal like a coward spoke inside the assembly. So let him come to Assam on April 2 and say that, there is a case against Himanta Biswa Sarma, I will sue him rightly,” Sarma told reporters.
“Speak against me a single word that I am corrupt and next day, I am going to file a defamation case, the same thing I have done against Manish Sisodia,” the Assam CM Sarma added.
Sarma made it clear that he is not the subject of any legal proceedings anywhere in the nation.
“You (Arvind Kejriwal) should not speak against somebody in Delhi assembly where you know I am not there to defend. So what is the case against me? So somebody has misled all the people that there is some case against me. In entire India, there is no case against me, except for some cases filed by Congress people in various courts” he added.
Hitting back Rajesh Sharma, AAP’s northeast in charge, said, “The whole country knows what kind of party BJP is. The country has recognized the anti-democracy people who are doing horse-trading by bringing MLAs of Maharashtra to Guwahati.”
The Gujarat high court fined Kejriwal 25,000 for asking Gujarat University to disclose specifics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s educational background on the same day the Assam chief minister issued his warning.