Rahul Gandhi 'body double' emerges yet again... Well! According to Assam CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma raised doubts about whether Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was employing a "body double" during his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.

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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has sparked controversy by suggesting that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi may be employing a "body double" during his ongoing 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra'. 

Sarma, in a statement, referred to a news portal's speculation on whether Rahul Gandhi was using a look-alike during his journey from Manipur to Maharashtra.

"Rahul Gandhi has been using a 'body double' on his bus journeys. This means that the person sitting at the front of the bus and looking at people probably is not Rahul Gandhi at all," Sarma asserted during a media briefing.

Further elaborating on the alleged use of a body double, Sarma claimed, citing sources within the Congress party, that the bus utilized by Rahul Gandhi for the tour contains multiple rooms. He suggested that while the actual Congress leader remained secluded inside with a select few, a look-alike would interact with the public, creating the illusion that Rahul Gandhi was present.

Sarma's assertions stemmed from a post by a news portal on January 22, which raised doubts about Rahul Gandhi employing a "body double" during the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. The Assam Chief Minister questioned whether this purported use of a body double was part of a larger scheme or conspiracy.

Tensions between the Sarma-led administration and Rahul Gandhi have been escalating, particularly since the Congress leader's yatra reentered Assam. During initial rallies in Assam, Rahul Gandhi levied corruption allegations against Himanta Sarma and his family members, including accusations of holding stakes in various aspects of citizens' lives, from tea leaves to coal.

The Congress Yatra's Assam leg was marked by incidents of violence, clashes with Assam Police, breaching of barricades, and an FIR filed against Rahul Gandhi for allegedly inciting violence and deviating from the approved route. 

These developments have underscored the growing friction between the political camps, with accusations and counter-accusations dominating the narrative.