Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma retaliated sharply over a statement of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Sarma, addressing a rally in Guwahati, called the AAP supremo “timid and cowardly,” said his courage is limited to Delhi assembly only. Assam CM said, Kejriwal should have talked about “the same things he said about me a few days ago in Delhi assembly.”
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday again attacked his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal for not making any reference in his speech in Guwahati to the corruption allegations against the BJP leader, which he had reportedly made in the Delhi assembly. Calling the AAP chief “timid and cowardly,” the Assam CM said Kejriwal should have talked about “the same things he said about me a few days ago in Delhi assembly.”
Kejriwal had reportedly said in the Delhi Assembly that there are charges of corruption against Sarma, triggered a sharp response from the Assam chief minister who dared the AAP leader to reiterate the claim outside the assembly. He threatened to file a defamation case against Kejriwal if the AAP leader alleges corruption cases against him outside the assembly. He said he can’t do so as Kejriwal is protected under rules.
Over the invitation by CM Kejriwal Assam CM Sarma said, “whenever an official invitation letter will be received from his side, I will go for dinner and ask him how do you speak such lies and from where you have learned the art of speaking lies? I am just waiting for his invitation letter.”