Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma slams Pawan Khera for remarks on PM Modi
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has hit out at Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera for his recent comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating that the Congress leader was trying to tarnish the image of the Prime Minister.
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has hit out at Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera for his recent comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating that the Congress leader was trying to tarnish the image of the Prime Minister.
In a tweet, Sarma said, "Make no mistake, the people of India stand firmly with PM @narendramodi ji. @Pawankhera Ji, your comments about the PM are deplorable & are aimed at tarnishing his image. It's better to work for your party's revival rather than resorting to such low-level politics."
Make no mistake- pathetic remarks by courtier Pawan Khera on PM’s father have blessings of the top levels of Congress, which is full of entitlement and disdain against a person of humble origins being PM. India will not forget or forgive these horrible remarks of Congressmen. — Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) February 20, 2023
Khera had made remarks on the Prime Minister's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, stating that the Prime Minister was more interested in taking credit for the development work done by the Congress government in the state.
"PM Modi ji is in Arunachal Pradesh today. He will take credit for the development work done by the Congress government. In Assam, he took credit for the work done by the Congress government. The reality is that he has done nothing for the development of the Northeast," Khera had said.
Sarma, who is a former Congress leader and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2015, has been a vocal supporter of the Prime Minister and has often defended his policies and actions.
The Chief Minister's tweet comes amidst rising tensions between the Congress and the BJP, with both parties engaging in a war of words over various issues.
Earlier this week, the Congress had alleged that the BJP was trying to topple its government in Rajasthan, a charge that the BJP has denied.
With the upcoming assembly elections in several states, including Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Goa, political parties are gearing up for intense campaigning and are likely to engage in heated exchanges.
However, political analysts have warned that the focus should remain on the issues and not on personal attacks, as it can harm the democratic process and undermine the credibility of political leaders.