Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced that he will sue the Congress leader for defamation for his tweet on Adani.
The Assam Chief Minister stated that whenever Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from Assam, a defamation action will be launched against the former Wayanad MP. According to CM Sarma, the case will be filed on April 14th.
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In a press conference Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said ” Whatever Rahul Gandhi has tweeted is a defamatory tweet, once PM Modi goes back from Assam there will be a defamatory case filed against him after April 14th… I am still waiting for the invitation from Arvind Kejriwal”
#WATCH | Whatever Rahul Gandhi has tweeted is a defamatory tweet, once PM Modi goes back from Assam there will be a defamatory case filed against him after April 14th… I am still waiting for the invitation from Arvind Kejriwal: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma pic.twitter.com/g5UFSpdAsr
— ANI (@ANI) April 9, 2023
“Whatever Rahul Gandhi has tweeted is a defamatory tweet, and once Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from Assam, a defamatory case against him (Rahul Gandhi) will be filed after April 14,” Sarma said at a press conference.
“A defamation case will undoubtedly be filed in Guwahati,” he continued.
On Saturday, Gandhi continued his attack on the government over the Adani project, criticising specific leaders who left the Congress in recent years and some of them who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.
“They conceal the truth, which is why they mislead people every day!” The question remains, “Who owns the 20,000 crore benami money in Adani’s companies?” Gandhi inquired in Hindi, uploading an image with ‘Adani’ created as an acronym of sorts using letters from the leaders’ names.
सच्चाई छुपाते हैं, इसलिए रोज़ भटकाते हैं!
सवाल वही है – अडानी की कंपनियों में ₹20,000 करोड़ बेनामी पैसे किसके हैं? pic.twitter.com/AiL1iYPjcx
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 8, 2023
Gandhi named Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Kiran Kumar Reddy, and Anil K Antony in his tweet.
After leaving the Congress, Azad founded his own party, while the others joined the BJP, with Scindia presently serving as a Union minister and Sarma as Assam’s chief minister.
Sarma responded to Gandhi’s tweet by claiming that they never questioned him about the alleged hiding of criminal earnings from the Bofors and National Herald Scams, or how Ottavio Quattrocchi evaded Indian law on multiple occasions. He also stated that they would meet in court.