Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday hit out at the Congress, alleging that they expressed their apathy towards the Northeast in a social media post, targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly misusing central agencies.

Sarma shared a screenshot of an animated video from the official Congress X handle, which features caricatures resembling Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. The video included a map in which the northeastern region was clearly absent.

Responding to the post, Sarma accused the Congress of bartering the Northeast with a foreign country. “It seems that the Congress party has secretly made a deal to sell the entire eastern territory to some neighboring states. Is this the reason why Rahul is going abroad or has the party given membership to Sharjeel Imam,” Sarma wrote on X.

Imam was a student activist who was arrested in a case under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for alleged conspiracy behind the 2020 riots in the national capital during the CAA protest. He has been detained since January 28, 2020 in connection with the case.

Screenshot of the animated video shared by Congress on X| Photo: X@Congress

“Sharma urges people to take note of Congress law”

On website He asks what Gandhi has, and the latter replies that the entire nation is with him.

However, the BJP was quick to point out that the map placed in the middle of both leaders, containing a symbol of Rahul Gandhi, was missing in the North-East. While speaking to reporters, Sarma called on people across the country to take note of the Congress law and give them a befitting response in next year’s Lok Sabha elections.

“I saw that tweet. I felt like the Congress has ceded our beloved North-East region to China. They have made a map of India from which the entire North-East region has been cut off. This is a deliberate anti-national act. The people of India should… The country and across the country should take note of this and give them a befitting response (in next year’s Lok Sabha elections).”


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