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Himanta Sarma says Rahul Gandhi intentionally abused OBC community

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Guwahati, March 25: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi intentionally abused the OBC community of the country.

Speaking to reporters in Guwahati on Saturday, CM Sarma said, “Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during a election speech in Karnataka abused the OBC community intentionally. He should render his apology to the community but he didn’t apologise to the community for his statement, which shows the arrogance of the leader.”

“Rahul Gandhi is not held guilty by government of India. He was convicted by court of law for his unparliamentary speech against a community. In his speech he (Rahul Gandhi) used unparliamentary, defamatory word against the OBC community. Court has held him guilty for his statement,” Sarma stated.

Sarma further added, “He (Rahul Gandhi) should render apology after the statement. But he didn’t do that. Mistakes can happen with everyone. Sometimes due to slip of tongue, we also made mistake but immediately we rendered apology. After a prolonged judiciary process of five years he was held guilty.”

“I am a believer of Hindu philosophy, where there is a saying that “Karma strikes you back”. Rahul Gandhi can challenge the court verdict to higher court. If a whole community was dragged then it was obvious that you have to face the wrath,” Assam CM stated.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from the Lok Sabha on Friday, a day after being convicted to two years in jail in a defamation case over his ‘Modi surname’ remark in 2019. The notification came hours after Gandhi came to the Lok Sabha on Friday morning.

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