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Police complaint lodged against Assam CM for ‘hate speech’ against Sonia Gandhi

Guwahati, September 21: Senior Assam Congress leader Debabrata Saikia has filed a police complaint against Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for his alleged “hateful statement” such as Lok Sabha MP and former party president Sonia Gandhi’s residence should be burnt. Sarma made the alleged statement during a rally in Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh on September 18. “While taunting Kamal Nath, a prominent member of the Indian National Congress, about his Hindu identity, Sarma has directly suggested that 10, Janpath should be burnt,” Saikia, the leader of the opposition in...
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Assam CM targets Congress, says it seems party has secretly struck deal to sell Northeast

Guwahati, September 17: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has targeted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while claiming that the northeastern region is missing from a map of India shared by the party on social media. The grand old party's MP from the state, Gaurav Gogoi, was quick to retort by asking the CM about the land deals by companies linked to his family, claiming that Sarma is "avoiding" answering it, reported PTI. Gogoi, who has been locked in a war of words on X with Sarma since Wednesday on the...
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Will retire from public life if proven wife’s firm received central subsidy: Assam CM

Guwahati, September 14: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said he was willing to accept any punishment, including retirement from public life, if there is any evidence that his wife has received or claimed any amount from the government of India. ''I want to emphasise again that neither my wife, nor the company she is associated with, has received or claimed any amount from the government of India. If anyone can provide evidence, I am willing to accept any punishment including retirement from public life," the Chief Minister...
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Himanta questions legitimacy of ‘Gandhi’ surname of ex-PM Indira and family

Guwahati, September 10: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday questioned the legitimacy of former Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi and her family members using the ‘Gandhi’ surname, calling them ‘sardar (leader) of duplicates’. He also slammed the Congress for using the word ‘INDIA’ as the acronym for the opposition bloc Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance, claiming that the grand old party uses India and Bharat as per its political convenience. “I have said to them (Gandhis) that you are the ‘sardar of duplicates’. (Mahatma) Gandhi ji gave us...
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Himanta Biswa Sarma launches Rs 136-cr projects in Barak valley

Silchar (Assam): Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday rolled out various infrastructure projects worth Rs 136 crore in Cachar district of Barak valley. Sarma, who is on a two-day visit to the Barak valley, inaugurated two bridges and laid the foundation stone for a new building for the office of the Cachar District Commissioner here. "To decongest Silchar City, HCM Dr @himantabiswa inaugurated the Badrighat bridge over River Barak connecting Barenga and Kashipur," the Chief Minister's Office said in a post on X, formerly Twitter. Built at a...
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Himanta invites ULFA(I) chief Paresh Barua to visit Assam as ‘guest’

Saikhowaghat (Tinsukia), August 8: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday invited ULFA(I) chief Paresh Barua to visit the state as a "guest" and witness the changed situation over the decades. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a programme here, Sarma said the invitation to Barua is not for taking part in any talks, but to view the developed and peaceful Assamese society. "Paresh Barua himself is a knowledgeable person. It does not mean that he will come because I have invited him. He has wisdom and logic...
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Is Assam CM having surplus of sour grapes in his mouth: Cong slams Sarma over his ‘India’ remarks

New Delhi, July 19: The Congress on Wednesday hit back at Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who took a swipe at the opposition coalition with his remarks that the British had named the country India, saying he should tell that to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who gave names such as 'Skill India', 'Start-up India' and 'Digital India' for programmes in the country. Taking a dig at opposition parties over the name of their coalition – Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) – Sarma on Tuesday claimed that the British...
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Religious conversion through enticements cannot be acceptable: Himanta

Guwahati, July 16: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said no religious conversion done through enticements of any kind, especially monetary benefits, can be acceptable. Sarma was speaking at a grants-in-aid distribution ceremony here, where 18 organisations and 74 places of worship of different indigenous faiths were given Rs 10 lakh and Rs 5 lakh each. “If a person is attracted to a particular religion by studying about it, there is no problem. But it can’t be acceptable when a person is swayed by enticements,” he said. The...
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Assam CM urges banned outfit ULFA(I) to join peace talks

Guwahati, July 6: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday reiterated his appeal to ULFA (Independent) chief Paresh Barua to come forward for peace talks, as it is the "only" militant outfit yet to do so. Sarma said he is certain that the ULFA (I) will soon step forward for peace talks. "All insurgents outfits, barring the ULFA (I), have come forward for peace talks and resolved various disputes," he said, while speaking at the arms-laying ceremony of eight Adivasi insurgent outfits here. Altogether 1,182 cadres of the outfits,...
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