FIR filed against Himanta Biswa Sarma for questioning Rahul Gandhi’s parentage; Telangana CM demands Assam CM’s resignation


A police complaint has been filed against Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for making derogatory remarks about Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and questioning his parentage. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao too lashed out at the motormouth BJP leader for lowering the political discourse as he urged the BJP leadership to immediately sack Sarma.

Campaigning for the BJP in Uttarakhand, Sarma had tried to woo voters by reminding how Rahul Gandhi had asked for the evidence on the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian army under the leadership of General Bipin Rawat. Blaming Rahul Gandhi for insulting Bipin Rawat, who hailed from Uttarakhand, Sarma had crossed limits by questioning the Congress leader’s parentage.

He had said, “Rahul Gandhi wanted proof on India’s surgical strikes. Did we ever ask you to prove if you are indeed the son of Rajiv Gandhi?” Sarma was part of the Congress and worked under Gandhi’s leadership until he left the party to join the BJP.

Reacting to Sarma’s objectionable comments for Rahul Gandhi, Rao said in a public rally that the Assam chief minister’s words had brought tears in his eyes. Questioning Sarma’s upbringing and invoking Indian moral values, Rao had urged BJP President JP Nadda to immediately sack Sarma.

Meanwhile, a youth Congress leader said that he had filed an FIR with the Maharashtra Police demanding strict action against Sarma.