When a reporter’s question left Amit Shah red-faced in Assam


BJP is leaving no stone unturned in wresting the power from the ruling Congress in Assam.

Leading the battle to unseat Tarun Gogoi in the north-eastern state is the so-called ‘Chanakya’ and the president of the saffron party, Amit Shah.

When a reporter’s question left Amit Shah red-faced in AssamWATCH- BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday told reporters in Assam that, should his party win Assam election, it will open all corruption cases og Gogoi government. One reporter asked him if that will also include Gogoi’s former cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who was removed from his post to join the BJP after his name surfaced in a scam. Visibly embarrassed Shah refused to answer the question saying ‘such questions should not be asked.’

Posted by Janta Ka Reporter on Saturday, 9 April 2016

On Saturday, while addressing news conference, Shah told reporters that the new BJP government will probe Gogoi’s alleged corruption.

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The question left Shah stunned and visibly embarrassed as he struggled for a suitable reply for few seconds before uttering, “you shouldn’t ask such questions” before laughing it away.

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Sarma was a senior cabinet colleague in Gogoi’s cabinet before his name came under scanner following reports of a US firm bribing Indian officials in order to win tenders for two major water developmental projects in Goa and Guwahati.

Sarma was looking after the Guwahati Development Department at the time the alleged mismanagement took place. The tender in question is related to the Guwahati Water Supply project, which also received funds under the Japan International Cooperation Scheme.