AAP files complaint against Assam CM for PPE kits corruption

The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday filed a police complaint against Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, his wife and his son’s associates for allegedly supplying PPE, kits above market rates during the first wave of coronavirus.

“He (Sarma) has no right to continue as the CM and should immediately resign,” the AAP wrote on Twitter.

The AAP workers Monday organised a protest against Sarma and demanded his resignation as the state’s chief minister.

The AAP leader Manish Sisodia alleged on Saturday that the CM Sarma gave the contract to supply medical utilities to his wife and his son’s associates in 2020 without following a proper tender process. During that period, Sarma was the health minister of Assam.

The alleged scam was exposed by The Wire and The Cross Current and the report was based on the Right To Information replies from the state’s National Health Mission.

According to the report, Sarma in 2020, gave urgent supply orders to his wife Riniki Bhuyan Sarma’s firm JCB Industries and an associate’s company Meditime Healthcare. While the Assam government had procured PPE kits at Rs 600 per piece from other companies, JCB Industries and Meditime Healthcare had charged Rs 990 a piece.