Himanta Biswa Sarma News
The Assam government has decided to merge four districts with four others and changed the administrative jurisdiction of a few villages. The move comes a day before the Election Commission's freeze on redrawing administrative units comes into effect. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the decisions have been taken with a heavy heart keeping in mind the interests of Assam.
Assam chief minister Sarma said that Salman Khurshid showed that Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge is a lame-duck president. Sarma was reacting to Khurshid's remark in which he said that Congress party's main leaders are from the Gandhi family. Mallikarjun Kharge took charge as the president of the Indian National Congress on October 26 after he defeated party MP Shashi Tharoor.
Akhil Gogoi demanded immediate action from the chief minister and also lodged a police complaint. The Tinsukia Regional Committee of All Adivasi Students Association of Assam also joined Gogoi in the police complaint. They alleged that the coal loaded in the truck which met with the accident was mined illegally.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma had filed a criminal defamation case against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for making "baseless" corruption allegations against him in connection with the supply of PPE kits at "higher than market rates" to the National Health Mission (NHM) authorities during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.