GUWAHATI: Assam Congress President Ripun Bora has launched a scathing attack on chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal for allegedly selling rare species of black panthers to Mukesh Ambani's son.
"As a part of BJP's "Sale Assam" agenda Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Sold the rare species of Black Panther from State Zoo to Ambani's Son!!! What a shameless act by one who pledges to protect our Wildlife," Bora wrote in a tweet.
It needs mention here that under an exchange programme with Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom, a pair of black panthers have already been sent in January.
Two pairs of zebra from Israel, which will be shipped in by Reliance-owned Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom at Jamnagar in Gujarat, shall be given in exchange for two black panthers from here.
Several zoos in the country want black panthers bred in Guwahati zoo. Last year, a black panther was exchanged with Mysore zoo for an ostrich.
Prior to that, another black panther was exchanged with a giraffe in Ranchi zoo.
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