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Assam CM files criminal defamation case against Sisodia

Assam CM files criminal defamation case against Sisodia
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Guwahati, July 1 (UNI) Assam Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday filed a criminal defamation suit in a court in the state’s Kamrup district against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who had accused Sarmaof malpractices while giving a contract for personal protective equipment (PPE) supply to his wife Riniki Bhuyan Sarma’s company.
Sisodia alleged Sarma gave urgent supply orders of PPE kits to the firm in which his wife and son were partners at the rate of Rs 990 per piece. He said the state government bought those kits from other companies at Rs 600 per piece.
Weeks back, Riniki Bhuyan Sarma had filed a Rs 100 crore defamation case against Manish Sisodia.
There was no immediate response from Sisodia to the second case.
Riniki Bhuyan Sarma issued a statement last month denying any wrongdoings following a series of news reports "I did not take a single penny out of this supply. I have always been transparent in my belief of giving back to society irrespective of my husband’s political standing,” the statement said. UNI ABI SSP

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