This is not the first time that Himanta Biswa Sarma’s comments have created a furore among people. Earlier also he had said that BJP differentiates between Hindu and Muslim migrants from Bangladesh.
Himanta Biswa Sarma said: “I lost my father, best friends and relatives to cancer. And everyone in Assam and outside know my passion to work on containing cancer through best possible cancer treatment facilities..”
Assam Health Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma said life-threatening diseases such as cancer and accidents were consequences of sins committed in the past. He even referred to them as “divine justice”. He went on to say that the same is mentioned in Gita and Bible.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said: “Things done in the past life, in this life, things (my) mother did, (my) father did, may be that this person had not done, but then his father had done something wrong. That divine justice will always be there.”
“God makes us suffer when we sin. Sometimes we come across young men getting inflicted with cancer or young men meeting with accidents. If you observe the background you will come to know that it’s divine justice.”
“This computer-mediated onslaught on my handle is definitely a ploy, I highly suspect, possibly by my political opponents to defame me,” Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote.
Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took a swipe at Rahul with a counter-tweet: “Sir @OfficeOfRG, who knows him better than me. Still remember you busy feeding biscuits 2 him while We wanted to discuss urgent Assam’s issues.”
Two separate groups of sports enthusiasts on the other hand gathered outside the hotel where the Aussies had put up, and also outside the LGBI Airport in Guwahati, carrying placards saying Sorry to the visiting cricket team.
The GoM, constituted by the GST council headed by Union FM Arun Jaitley will examine whether the AC restaurants pass on the benefit of cost reduction under GST to consumers and if they are not, whether they should be disallowed input tax credit claims.
“I am glad to announce that all the four lakh employees of the state government will get a khadi gift every year. While male employees will get two khadi shirts, female employees will get two sarees or mekhela-chador sets every year,” Sarma said.
Asked about the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) press statements on August 17 and earlier that most of the sub-divisions of east and north-east India had received “excess” to “large excess” rainfall during the week, Sarma said, “That was a prediction, but the actual rainfall was normal.”
Confirming his arrest, Hailakandi SP said the teacher was arrested under Section 192 of the IPC, Section 67 of the IT Act and Section 8 of POCSO after it was ascertained that he was the same person who figured in the photograph that was in circulation in the social media.
The North-East Democratic Alliance is a political coalition that was formed by BJP along with regional political parties like Naga People’s Front, Sikkim Democratic Front, People’s Party of Arunachal, AGP and Bodoland People’s Front in Northeast India in 2016.
This option, of de-leasing one acre of land in every tea garden for setting high schools there, is being considered as tea estate managements have ignored the administration’s request for land to set up high schools in every tea garden.
It is clear that Himanta Biswa is in search of a narrative that belittles the previous Congress government.