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North East

Rahul Gandhi displaying Chinese constitution at rallies, says Himanta

Guwahati, May 18: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday alleged that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been displaying the Chinese constitution at his rallies, instead of the Indian one. The BJP leader claimed that the book shown by Gandhi is with a red cover, like the original Chinese constitution, whereas the original Indian constitution has a blue cover. "Rahul is displaying a red Chinese constitution to the people attending his meetings," Sarma wrote on X. In response, several social media users said that the red-bound Constitution is a...
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Assam Congress chief Bhupen Borah asks Himanta to resign if Gaurav Gogoi wins

Guwahati, April 21: Assam Congress President Bhupen Kumar Borah on Sunday asked Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who has been claiming that BJP will win all five seats of first phase polling, to resign if Gaurav Gogoi wins from Jorhat constituency. Addressing a press conference here, Borah also criticised Sarma over his dance moves in campaign meetings and said he should join films if he wants to entertain people. In almost all his campaign meetings, Sarma ends his speeches by dancing to BJP's theme song, being used since the last...
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Insurgency in Northeast ended under NDA rule: Assam CM

Guwahati, April 10: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that the North-Eastern states have been freed of insurgency under the NDA rule. Sarma said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several peace accords were signed which paved the way for peace in the restive region. Drawing a parallel, Sarma highlighted a recent roadshow by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Tinsukia, pointing out the absence of extensive security measures compared to previous gatherings, which were marred by security concerns due to insurgency activities. Reflecting...
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Assam Congress chief files Rs 10 crore defamation suit against CM Himanta

GUWAATI, APRIL 5: Assam Congress president Bhupen Kumar Borah has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation suit against Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at a local court here, claiming that various statements made by the BJP leader have damaged his public image and the party. The case was filed by Borah in the Court of Civil Judge (Senior Division) cum Assistant Sessions Judge No 1, Kamrup Metro, on Thursday. Besides Sarma, a leading vernacular daily of the State and its Editor have been made respondents in the suit. Borah has...
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CAA completely insignificant in Assam: CM

GUWAHATI, MARCH 14: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday claimed that the CAA is completely insignificant in Assam, from where there will be the "least number of applications" for Indian citizenship. The Ministry of Home Affairs had on Tuesday launched a portal for people eligible to apply for Indian citizenship under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019. "CAA is completely insignificant in Assam; the State will have the least number of applications on the portal", Sarma told a press conference here. The Union Government had on Monday implemented the CAA,...
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Will resign even if one person who has not applied for NRC gets citizenship: Himanta

Guwahati, March 12: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that he will be the first to resign even if one person, who has not applied for the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state, gets citizenship. His comment comes after protests erupted across Assam with opposition parties flaying the BJP government at the Centre for implementing the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) on Monday, paving the way for granting citizenship to undocumented non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. “I am a son of Assam...
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Assam Police to issue summons to Rahul Gandhi over Nyay Yatra violence: Himanta

Guwahati, March 5: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said the state police will issue a summons to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over violence during Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Guwahati. He said Gandhi will have to be physically present before the police, which will send the notice after the Lok Sabha polls. "When someone breaks the law, summons will obviously be issued. Summons will go to Rahul Gandhi and he will have to stand here after Lok Sabha elections," he told reporters on the sidelines of an...
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Assam’s ‘disease’ is population: Himanta

Guwahati, February 13: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday asserted in the Assembly that high population is a "disease" for the state, which impacts its performance in various parameters. He also maintained that the state's poor performance in a nationwide cleanliness survey "is a reflection on the people as a whole rather than the government", as he pitched for a 'proper citizens' movement'. Taking part in a discussion on the state Budget, Sarma said the state's performance in terms of percentage cannot be compared with Arunachal Pradesh or...
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India-Myanmar Free Movement Regime termination decisive step: Assam CM Himanta

Guwahati, February 8: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said the Centre’s decision to terminate the Free Movement Regime (FMR) is a decisive step to secure ‘Bharat’ and will help build a foolproof mechanism to check infiltration and insurgency in the Northeast. ”Yet another decisive step to secure Bharat! I welcome the efforts of Hon’ble Home Minister Shri @AmitShah ji to terminate the Free Movement Regime. This policy along with the ongoing fencing of the Indo-Myanmar border will help build a foolproof mechanism to check infiltration and insurgency...
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Dissolution of INDIA bloc now certain: Himanta

Dibrugarh (Assam), January 28: Soon after the the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) dumped the Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar and the opposition INDIA bloc, and staked claim to form a new government with the BJP, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the "dissolution" of the bloc was imminent as it had "no ideological basis". "The dissolution of the INDI Alliance is now certain. This alliance had no ideological basis," he wrote on X. Sarma maintained that the opposition alliance had "only one objective" of defeating Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Despite...
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