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Tobacco ignites Gogoi-Sarma difference

Amid conflict between Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, the former refused to bring a legislation in the Assam assembly to ban Gutkha.
According to Gogoi, it would be more convenient to ban harmful tobacco products under the existing Food Safety Act because the latter had been upheld by courts, including the Supreme Court.

It’s a major embarrassment for Dr Sarma who often boasts of his landmark initiative to bring the legislation.

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