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Assam CM calls for rejecting VIP culture, asks BJP leaders to give up PSOs

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has called for all state BJP leaders to forego having PSOs or personal security officers. Addressing an event today, CM Sarma called for rejecting

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has called for all state BJP leaders to forego having PSOs or personal security officers.

Addressing an event today, CM Sarma called for rejecting the VIP culture by giving up PSOs. The Assam CM called upon state BJP chief Bhabesh Kalita to make sure that PSOs of all BJP leaders in the state are withdrawn.

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CM Sarma also said that keeping PSOs is part of the VIP culture propagated by the erstwhile Congress government. He said that a new precedent needs to be set up by rejecting the VIP culture of Congress.

Meanwhile, the Assam government will not be imposing any fresh restrictions over the Covid scenario at least till New Year’s time.

Speaking on the matter, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that there would be a press meet held in this regard by state health minister Keshav Mahanta.

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But CM Sarma made it clear that so far there is no plan to impose any fresh restrictions in the state at least till the New Year comes in.

It is to be noted that many states in the country have imposed fresh restrictions in the form of night curfews in view of the threat of rising Omicron variant cases in the country.

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First Published: 25th December, 2021 13:37 IST

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