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PPE kit row: Himanta files defamation case against Sisodia over corruption charges

Guwahati, July 1: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has filed a defamation case against Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia for levelling baseless corruption charges against him in connection with the supply of PPE kits at "higher than market rates" to National Health Mission authorities during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarma's advocate said on Friday. The case has been registered in the court of chief judicial magistrate, Kamrup Rural, on Thursday and listed on July 22 for initial deposition by the complainant, he said. The case pertains...
North East

Kejriwal planned to purchase PPE kits without tender in 2020: Assam CM

Guwahati, June 5: A day after threatening to file a criminal defamation case against the Delhi deputy CM over allegations of corruption in procurement of PPE kits, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Sunday claimed that his counterpart in the national capital offered to buy the medical equipment without floating any tender back in 2020. Sarma tagged an old tweet by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in which he urged BJP MP Gautam Gambhir to arrange for PPE kits from anywhere "immediately", after the former India cricketer had pledged a...
North East

Assam govt denies involvement of CM’s family in supply of PPE kits

Guwahati, June 4: The Assam government on Saturday refuted allegations by a section of the media that Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's family was involved in alleged malpractices in the supply of PPE kits during the pandemic. Government spokesman Pijush Hazarika said there was no scam in the supply of PPE kits and no member of the chief minister's family were involved in the supply of any material related to the COVID pandemic. The allegations are ''false, imaginary, malicious and can be attributed as the handiwork of a certain section...