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Rahul Gandhi's "body double": will reveal real identity, says Assam CM

Rahul Gandhis body double: will reveal real identity, says Assam CM

Guwahati: Assam Cheif Minister Hinmanta Biswa Sarma, who earlier alleged that Congress used a "body double" of Rahul Gandhi during its Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in the state, promised that he would find and reveal the real identity of the person in a few days, PTI reported.

It was on Thursday that CM Sarma brought up the allegation that Congress used the Wayanad MP's body double. He then quoted a news report that claimed that the person who was sitting in the Yatra bus and waving to the crowd was not Gandhi.

"I don't just say things. The duplicate's name, and how it was done -- I will share all details. Just wait for a few days," the chief minister said on Saturday in Sonitpur district on the sidelines of a programme, when asked by reporters about the allegation against Gandhi.

"I will be in Dibrugarh tomorrow (Sunday), and the next day also I will be out of Guwahati. Once I am back in Guwahati, I will give the name and address of the duplicate," he said.

The Manipur-Maharashtra Nyay Yatra, being led by Gandhi, had travelled through Assam from January 18 to 25, during which the Congress MP had alleged that Sarma was the "most corrupt CM of India".

The opposition party also alleged denial or problems in route permissions through the state by the BJP-led government. The situation reached a flashpoint when Congress leaders and workers broke police barricades erected to prevent them from entering the main city limits of Guwahati.

An FIR was registered against Gandhi and others over the incident, with Sarma later stating that they would be arrested after the Lok Sabha polls as he did not want to "politicise" the issue prior to the elections.

Sarma claimed that the Congress would need "all the Gandhis"- Sonia, Priyanka, and Rahul - to defeat him in the state.

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