NEW DELHI: Prime Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma On Friday he filed a criminal case for defamation against the Deputy Prime Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia.
This comes nearly 10 days after Assam CM’s wife, Riniki Bhuyan Sarmahad filed a libel suit of Rs 100 crore against Sisodia in the court of civil judge no. 1 of the Kamrup Metropolitan District on 21 June.
Sisodia, referring to media reports, told reporters that while the Assam government procured Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits for Rs 600 each from other companies, Sarma gave urgent supply orders to partner companies in business of his wife and son for Rs 990 per piece.
In a tweet Riniki Bhuyan Sarma had refuted any wrongdoing in the supply of PPE kits to National health mission and said he didn’t take a single penny for them.
Sarma served as minister of family health and welfare in 2020 during the first state government led by the BJP.