Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday, February 2, claimed that the “body double” allegedly used by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ in the state has been “identified” and details will be revealed later.
Addressing a press conference here, Sarma also asserted that the “body double” left the yatra midway after a media outlet reported about his presence, creating a controversy.
“We have identified the body double, which was used by Rahul Gandhi during the padyatra. We have now confirmed that during most of the roadshows, Rahul was not cheering the crowd. His body double was cheering the crowd,” the CM claimed.
Sarma said he will call a press meet on the issue and reveal the identity and other details of the “body double” once Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves the state, after completing his two-day trip, beginning Saturday.
“After they (media outlet) exposed and uploaded the photograph, that person quietly left Assam from Guwahati airport to Delhi without participating in the last leg (of the yatra),” he said.
The ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ journeyed through Assam from January 18 to January 25, during which Gandhi had locked horns with Sarma on several occasions.