The Assam Congress has said that, if voted to power, the new Congress-led Government in the State would re-initiate investigations against Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in the infamous Saradha scam, Louis Berger scam and Manabendra Sarma murder case.

This was informed by Congress leader Gourav Vallabh in Guwahati on Tuesday while interacting with the media.

“What happened to the investigations by central agencies against Himanta Biswa Sarma in the Saradha chit fund scam and Louis Berger scam?” asked Congress leader Gourav Vallabh.

“If voted to power, we will take the route provided by the Constitution – a fair and impartial legal inquiry will be re-initiated in the Saradha scam, Louis Berger scam, Manabendra Sarma murder case and scams during COVID-19,” Congress leader Gourav Vallabh.

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Moreover, the Congress has moved the Election Commission of India (ECI) against Assam Minister and BJP strongman in Northeast – Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The Congress has submitted a petition to the ECI seeking “registration of FIR and putting a blanket ban” on Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning for the Assam Assembly elections.

The Congress has sought action against Himanta Biswa Sarma for allegedly threatening Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) chief Hagrama Mohilary of “sending him to jail” during campaigning for BJP for the Assam Assembly elections.

“…he has openly threatened his opponent party, INC alliance partner Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) chairperson Hagrama Mohilary of sending him to jail by misusing the Central Agency – NIA which is under the direct administrative control of the BJP led Central Government,” the Congress alleged in its petition to the ECI.

“While issuing Sarma has gone to extent of saying that they (i.e. the BJP) will ensure that NIA investigates and implicates Mohilary and that he is sent to jail,” added the Congress petition.

The Congress further alleged that Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma “attempted to influence voters to not vote for the INC alliance, including Mohilary’s party, i.e. Bodoland People’s Front”.

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The Congress stated: “The central investigative agencies are not tools of the party in power at the Centre to be used for electoral gains.”

“The actions of Sarma are in complete disregard to the MCC (Model Code of Conduct), RP Act, 1951, Indian Penal Code (IPC) etc. and the BJP leader has been terrorising its opponents of false implications/ jail/ curtailing personal liberty by misusing Central investigating agencies,” the Congress stated in its letter to the ECI.

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