“We will meet in court of law”: Assam CM Sarma slams Rahul Gandhi over Adani tweet


 Reacting to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s tweet targeting Congress turncoats over the Adani issue, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that it was “our decency to never have asked you about Bofors and National Herald scams and we will meet in a court of law”.

“It was our decency to have never asked you, on where have you concealed the proceeds of crime from the Bofors and National Herald scams. And how you allowed Ottavio Quattrocchi to escape the clutches of Indian justice multiple times. Any way we will meet in the court of law,” Assam CM tweeted.

Sarma’s barbs came in the wake of Rahul Gandhi’s stinging tweet, wherein he posted a picture, sporting the names of former Congress leaders, who have jumped ship to the Bharatiya Janata Party or have snapped decades-old ties with the grand old party including Sarma, Ghulam Nabi Azad and former Defence Minister AK Antony’s son Anil Antony.

Congress has been trying to corner the Bharatiya Janata Party over the widely perceived close link of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with billionaire Gautam Adani after a sensational report by US short-seller Hindenburg Research sent Adani Group’s shares tumbling.

Following Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification as a Lok Sabha member after his conviction in a criminal defamation case, the Congress leader said he will continue to ask who invested ₹20,000 crore in Adani Group through shell companies and what is the PM’s relationship with (Gautam) Adani.

“Please understand I am disqualified because the PM is scared of my next speech on Adani. They do not want my speech. There is a deep relationship between Adani and Modi,” Gandhi said at a press briefing last month.