Guwahati: Slamming Jharkhand Congress MLA Kumar Jaimangal for filing a first information report (FIR) against Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma alleging the latter of attempting to topple the JMM-Congress government in Jharkhand, Sarma on Tuesday termed the FIR as “fake”.
Sarma taking to his tweeter wrote: “Fake FIR in Jharkhand. The so-called FIR looks like Congress asking Ottavio Quattrocchi to file a case against Bofors.”
The CM plugged a tweet of cabinet minister Pijush Hazarika who earlier posted several images of Sarma and Jaimangal meeting each other a few days back.
Hazarika tweeted: “Sharing some FACTS about the baseless allegations by Jharkhand @INCIndia MLA Kumar Jaimangal made a fake allegation that the 3 arrested MLA’s had lured him to meet Hon’ble CM Dr. @himantabiswa sir.”
He added that five days before filing the fabricated FIR, Sarma took him to the residence of Union Coal Minister Joshi Pralhad on July 26 last in order to help him in his trade union related matter. “Mr. @KumarJaimangal has been regularly meeting HCM Dr. @himantabiswa sir. He should face the law for making a fraudulent allegation against Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam and against those tribal MLAs.” He added further.
Meanwhile, Jaimangal on Tuesday said admitted that he had met Sarma along with Union Minister Pralhad Joshi to discuss trade-related matters.
Earlier, based on a complaint filed by Mr. Jaimagal, the Jharkhand police had registered an FIR against fellow Congress MLAs Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachchap and Naman Bixal Kongari.
Jaimangal claimed that the three MLAs had called him to Kolkata to meet Sarma, who was allegedly planning to top the JMM-Congress government in Jharkhand headed by Hemant Soren. Jaimangal had claimed the three MLAs told him that Assam chief minister would give him a ministerial berth in the new government besides Rs 10-crore if he helped overthrow the JMM-Congress government.