Guwahati (News Trust of India) : In a decisive maneuver, Assam’s Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, issued a direction on Tuesday, instructing the Director General of Police (DGP) to lodge a First Information Report (FIR) against the Congress luminary, Rahul Gandhi. This move was motivated by reported fights between members of the Congress party and the Assam Police, deriving from the impediment faced by the ongoing Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in gaining admission to Guwahati.
Sarma, via a communication on the platform X, remarked, “Such acts are inconsistent with the character of Assamese culture. Our state is famed for its calm, and techniques reminiscent of ‘naxalites’ are entirely foreign to our background. I have directed @DGPAssamPolice to initiate a case against your leader @RahulGandhi for inciting the crowd, employing the photographic evidence broadcast on your social media handles. Your disruptive conduct and infringement of agreed-upon norms have resulted in a severe traffic jam in Guwahati now.”
The decision follows skirmishes between Congress devotees and the Assam police when the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra encountered hindrances hindering its entry into Guwahati. As the Yatra recommenced from Assam, severe security protocols were deployed at the Khanapara Area, serving as the entry point for the Yatra into Guwahati.
The Khanapara Area witnessed barricading and a heavy police presence in anticipation of Rahul Gandhi’s expected visit. The official feed of Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra on X stated that Rahul Gandhi would meet Congress members in Assam, followed by a press conference at 1:20 pm. The Yatra is planned to persist in its trip, making a break at Bishnupur in Assam.
Bhupen Kumar Borah, President of Assam Congress, launched a defense for Rahul Gandhi, claiming, “Rahul ji’s name remains untarnished by any corruption allegations.” He switched the narrative, highlighting safety apprehensions for women in Assam, claiming, “Wherever Ravana exists, women will be imperiled.”
In reaction to Rahul Gandhi’s comments in Nagaon, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma parried, adding, “Why participate in conversation over Ravan today? Let us focus on Ram today. We have the ability to reflect on Ram after five centuries. Our conversations should focus around him and not Ravan.”
The verbal jousting between Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and Rahul Gandhi persisted, with Rahul issuing a veiled attack of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after being denied access to the Batadrava Than shrine. Sarma counteracted with a harsh remark, stating that Rahul now carried fears not just for himself but also for his progeny.
In a counteroffensive, Rahul Gandhi stated that his party holds no trepidation towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM Himanta Biswa Sarma. He disputed the notion that the Congress is daunted by the BJP and RSS, characterizing such notions as mere daydreams.