Rs 10 Crore Defamation Case Filed Against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma by Assam Congress President

Guwahati: Assam Congress president Bhupen Kumar Borah has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation case against Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at a local court in Guwahati. In his lawsuit, the Congress leader claimed that various statements made by the BJP leader have damaged his public image and that of his party.

Borah filed the defamation case against the Assam CM in the court of civil judge (senior division) cum assistant sessions judge no 1, Kamrup Metro, on Thursday. He has also named a leading vernacular daily of Assam and its editor as co-respondents in the suit.

Borah’s case is related to Himanta Biswa Sarma’s repeated statements claiming that the Assam Congress chief will leave the party soon. Borah claims that such statements harmed his public image and also harmed his party.

The Assam CM has been claiming that Borah will join the BJP by early next year. Borah has refuted this.

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