In a heated exchange of words on social media platform X (formerly Twitter) yesterday, Assam Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi emerged victorious over Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma (HBS). The online spat revolved around allegations of corruption and political accountability, with Gogoi presenting compelling evidence to support his claims.
The Twitter argument began when Gaurav Gogoi accused HBS’s wife of being involved in a ₹10 crore corruption scandal related to the Kisan Sampada scheme. HBS promptly denied these allegations, asserting that no money had been funneled into his wife’s firm. However, Gogoi came prepared with evidence from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, seemingly corroborating his claims.
Perhaps the most striking moment of the exchange occurred when HBS seemed to concede that BJP leaders were, in fact, free to benefit from government schemes, suggesting that this was a common practice. Gogoi seized upon this admission, challenging HBS to address the allegations in the Assam assembly where he could provide factual responses.
In response, Himanta Biswa Sharma maintained that it was his prerogative to decide whether he would attend the assembly or not, deflecting from the issue at hand. Gogoi continued to press him for substantive responses and evidence to counter the allegations.
The Twitter feud took an unexpected turn when HBS diverted the conversation to a personal matter, criticizing Gaurav Gogoi for allegedly not taking his father to a Delhi hospital when he was unwell. However, Gogoi swiftly provided evidence refuting this claim, leaving HBS without a credible rejoinder.
As the exchange concluded, Himanta Biswa Sharma fell silent, and Gaurav Gogoi emerged as the clear victor of the argument. The debate highlighted a lack of concrete responses from the BJP and HBS, leaving many questions unanswered.
Gogoi’s dominance in the Twitter debate is likely to have political repercussions, as the allegations of corruption and the Chief Minister’s inability to mount a convincing defense may erode public confidence in his leadership. It remains to be seen how Gogoi will further pursue this case and whether it will have a lasting impact on the political landscape in Assam.
For the full exchange, you can visit Gaurav Gogoi’s Twitter account: