Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi slammed Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday for trying to claim credit for bringing the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) to Assam.
Sonowal had announced that NIPER is a Rs 550 crore project and he credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bring the project to Assam.
Gogoi reacted strongly to remark in public at the foundation laying ceremony of NIPER. “NIPER is a project sanctioned in the UPA regime in the year 2009 and I had allotted land then only. The NDA government should not do cheap politic here. Go and do your politics outside the state,” he said.
The matter did not stop here, later while talking to reporter, Sonowal said, “The Chief Minister is frustrated and so have forgotten what to speak when.”
This anger Gogoi further and he tweeted, “Failing to usher in acche din, if the Modi government thinks it is on top gear let them pat themselves on the back. A dream has come true for the state government with the laying of foundation stone of permanent campus of NIPER. NIPER came into being at our government’s initiative in 2009 and during the tenure of UPA government at the Centre.”