DCM Sisodia Accuses Assam CM, Family of Corruption, Assam CM Hits Back

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Published: June 4,2022 07:04 PM
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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday alleged that while the Assam government procured PPE kits for Rs 600 a piece from other companies

June 4, 2022: Amid the growing controversy over alleged PPE kits scam allegedly involving Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, his close family members and their business partners, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday alleged that while the Assam government procured PPE kits for Rs 600 a piece from other companies, Sarma gave urgent supply orders to the firms of his wife and son's business partners for Rs 990 a piece “taking advantage of the emergency situation”. He added that the firm belonging to Sarma's wife does not even deal in medical equipment.



DCM Sisodia further said, "Will the BJP have courage to take action against its own leader or will it keep hounding us with made-up cases?"  He asked if the BJP will put Assam CM behind bars for indulging in corrupt activities.



Addressing a press conference, Sisodia said Sarma, the then health minister, had given government contracts to firms of his wife and son's business partners to supply PPE kits above market rates in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic was raging across the country.



Assam CM Sarma retorted sharply and said he will file criminal defamation case against DCM Sisodia for his allegations.



In a series of tweets, Assam CM Sarma wrote,



“At a time when the entire country was facing the worst pandemic in over 100 years , Assam hardly had any PPE Kits My wife took the courage of coming forward and donating around 1500 free of cost to the govt to save lives She didn’t take a single penny.



Stop sermonising and I will see you soon in Guwahati as you will face criminal defamation.



While you Mr Manish Sisodia at that point of time showed a completely different side. You refused my multiple calls to help Assamese people stuck in Delhi. I can never forget one instance when I had to wait 7 days just to get a Assamese covid victim’s body from Delhi’s mortuary.”