Photo tweeted by Assam minister Pijush Hazarika

Assam minister Pijush Hazarika has alleged that the FIR filed against Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Jharkhand is “fabricated”.

Allegations were made against the Assam chief minister after Congress MLA from Jharkhand, Kumar Jaimangal, lodged a police complaint accusing Sarma of trying to topple the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-Congress government in Jharkhand.

Trying to clarify the allegations, Assam minister Pijush Hazarika tweeted: “Sharing some facts about the baseless allegations by Jharkhand @INCIndia MLA @KumarJaimangal: Jharkhand Cong MLA @KumarJaimangal made a fake allegation that the 3 arrested MLAs had lured him to meet CM Dr @himantabiswa sir.”

He added that the two had met five days before the FIR was filed. “Five days before filing the fabricated FIR, CM Dr @himantabiswa sir took him to the residence of the Union coal minister @JoshiPralhad ji at 9 am of 26th July, 2022 in order to help him in his trade union related matter,” Hazarika tweeted.

Hazarika attached a set of photos, claiming it was of the meeting. He said that Jaimangal has been “regularly meeting” Sarma. “He should face the law for making a fraudulent allegation against chief minister of Assam and against those tribal MLAs,” Hazarika wrote.

Responding to the tweet, CM Sarma said that the FIR was “fake”.

“The so-called FIR looks like @INCIndia asking Ottavio Quattrocchi to file a case against Bofors,” Sarma tweeted.

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