The Assam Congress has slammed chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma over his “father-son” barb at Rahul Gandhi during a BJP election rally in Uttarakhand. 

The Assam Congress has said that the remark of CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has tarnished the image of the state. 

During a rally in Uttarakhand on Friday, Sarma targeted Rahul Gandhi asking for proof of he being a don of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. 

“Did we ever ask you (Rahul Gandhi) whether you are really a son of Rajiv Gandhi?” Himanta Biswa Sarma said. 

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Sarma was responding to Rahul Gandhi’s earlier demand seeking proof of India’s surgical strikes in Pakistan. 

Criticising CM Himanta Biswa Sarma’s remarks, Assam Congress chief Bhupen Borah said: “Assamese are known as cultured and well-mannered people all over the world… Today, all that was reduced to dust with chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s deplorable remarks.” 

He added: “Sarma had (left Congress) and joined BJP to escape the CBI’s clutches and now he is targeting Gandhi with uncivilized and low-mannered remarks in order to escape being targeted by the RSS and BJP high command for the illegal land deals made by his family.” 

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