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India Today - - GLASS HOUSE - by KAVEREE BAMZAI

As­sam Chief Min­is­ter Tarun Go­goi and Health and Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Hi­manta Biswa Sarma dis­like each other and it’s hurt­ing As­sam. On Au­gust 5, Sarma left for Delhi de­spite be­ing in­structed by the Chief Min­is­ter to go to Kokra­jhar and mon­i­tor re­lief camps. Sarma spread re­ports that the Congress high com­mand called him to Delhi to co­or­di­nate north­east­ern MPs for the vice- pres­i­den­tial polls. Go­goi, how­ever, says it’s non­sense: “I asked Ahmed Pa­tel. He de­nied call­ing Sarma.” Turns out it was for lob­by­ing against Go­goi in Delhi, which clearly mat­ters more to Sarma than the acute cri­sis fac­ing the state— where over four lakh peo­ple are suf­fer­ing.

YASHBANT NEGI/ www. in­di­a­to­day­im­ages. com

GO­GOI

GI­TIKA TALUK­DAR

SARMA

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