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Assam CM Himanta Sarma takes jibe at 'Amul babies' Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka: ‘People would rather...’

The Assam chief minister mocks Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, refers to them as 'Amul babies', encourages the public to visit Kaziranga National Park instead of the Congress leaders' campaign events.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during an election campaign rally ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. (ANI Photo) (Pitamber Newar)Premium
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during an election campaign rally ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. (ANI Photo) (Pitamber Newar)

As the Congress held a roadshow for Lok Sabha elections 2024 in Jorhat on April 16, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mocked Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as ‘Amul babies’ while claiming that the people of the state would rather watch animals at Kaziranga National Park than attend election campaign events held by the Gandhi siblings. 

The Assam CM has said the Gandhi siblings are fit for an advertisement campaign, but not for the election campaign.  

While interacting with reporters, Sarma said, “Why would the people of Assam go to see the Gandhi family's 'Amul babies'? They would rather go to Kaziranga and look at the tigers and rhinos. Time spent there will be more useful."

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"What's the benefit of seeing the Gandhi family? They look fit for the Amul campaign, so they are Amul babies. It's more beneficial to watch rhinos at Kaziranga than having a glimpse of Amul babies," Sarma reiterated.

Priyanka led a two-km long roadshow in support of the Congress' Jorhat candidate Gaurav Gogoi earlier in the day. She promised a hike in the daily wages of tea garden workers if the INDIA bloc wins the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

Sarma also attacked the sitting Congress MP from the Kaliabor constituency, saying that Assam doesn't need an active parliamentarian to shout “Rahul Gandhi zindabad". 

"We need a parliamentarian who can speak for Assam's problems. Gaurav is a spokesperson of the Gandhi family. He has not spoken a single word for the people of Assam," Sarma said.

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The Assam CM also questioned Gogoi's intentions for speaking about Manipur in Parliament, a lot more than for Assam.

“He (Gogoi) only speaks about Manipur in Parliament. Is he a son-in-law or grandchild of Manipur? Why does he speak about Manipur day and night?" Sarma questioned,

"Assam remained backward for such statements," he asserted.

The Lok Sabha polls for 14 seats in Assam will be held in three phases starting on April 19.

In this Lok Sabha election in Assam, the BJP is contesting in 11 out of 14 seats, while its ally parties are contesting in three seats. Asom Gana Parishad is contesting in two seats (Barpeta and Dhubri) and the United People's Party Liberal in one seat (Kokrajhar).

(With agency inputs)

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Published: 17 Apr 2024, 02:30 PM IST
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