Assam Chief Minister, Cabinet To Watch

Himanta Sarma's "Outdated Pals" Reply To Jharkhand Congress Allegations

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday stated he continues to keep in touch with Congress leaders due to his lengthy affiliation with the social gathering, downplaying the allegations of his involvement in a ploy to topple the JMM-led Jharkhand authorities.

Mr Sarma, the BJP strongman of the Northeast, stated Congress leaders are his previous mates and there’s nothing a lot to learn into it.

“Congress leaders communicate with me as previous mates. I had been in that social gathering for over 20 years. They meet me if they arrive right here and I additionally meet them when in New Delhi,” he informed reporters.

Mr Sarma, who converted to the BJP in 2015, made the assertion after the Congress claimed that three of its Jharkhand MLAs arrested within the money haul in West Bengal’s Howrah had been in contact with the Assam Chief  Minister.

Appearing on a tip-off, the West Bengal Police on Saturday night intercepted an SUV by which Congress MLAs Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachchap and Naman Bixal Kongari had been travelling, and allegedly discovered an enormous amount of money within the car. After questioning them in a single day, the police arrested them on Sunday afternoon.