Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has found himself embroiled in a social media storm after a video of him copying from a note while filling a visitor’s book went viral. The incident occurred when Sarma was filling the visitor’s book at an event in Guwahati. The video was shared on Twitter by user Roshan Rai, and it quickly became a trending topic on social media platforms.
CM Himanta Biswa Sarma being called ‘copy paste CM’
Rai captioned the video, “Presenting the CM of Assam who can’t even write a paragraph in a visitor’s book without copying.”
Presenting the CM of Assam who can't even write a paragraph in a visitor's book without copying 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/MHvoRAGDH1— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRaii) April 4, 2023
Many users criticized Himanta Biswa Sarma for copying from the note and suggested that it was unbecoming of a leader of his stature. However, the Assam Chief Minister responded to the criticism by admitting that he does not know Hindi and English very well and is trying to learn the languages in his own humble way.
Sarma responded to the claims by retweeting the video and saying that he does not know the languages very well and has no hesitation in admitting it. “I went to an Assamese medium school and am trying my best to learn Hindi and English in my own humble way. I must admit that I do not know English and Hindi very well, and I have no hesitation in admitting it,” the chief minister said.
I went to an Assamese medium school and am trying my best to learn Hindi and English in my own humble way. I must admit that I do not know English and Hindi very well, and I have no hesitation in admitting it. https://t.co/DgeVCvqwfg— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 4, 2023
Sarma’s response has garnered support from many people on social media, who have praised him for his honesty and dedication to his mother tongue. The incident highlights the importance of respecting linguistic diversity and the need for leaders to be proficient in multiple languages to effectively communicate with their constituents.
Assamese is the official language of Assam, but Hindi and English are also widely spoken and used for official purposes. Sarma’s admission of his language shortcomings has resonated with many people in the state, where there is a strong sentiment for the preservation and promotion of the Assamese language and culture.
The incident has also sparked a larger conversation about the importance of language proficiency for leaders in India, where there are 22 official languages and hundreds of regional dialects. While English and Hindi are widely spoken and used for official purposes, there is a growing movement for the promotion of regional languages and dialects, especially in states like Assam, where there is a strong sense of regional identity.
Despite the controversy surrounding the incident, Sarma remains a popular figure in Assam and is known for his efforts to promote development and progress in the state.
Recent moves by Himanta Biswa Sarma
Himanta Biswa Sarma has been in the news recently for his comments on various political issues, including his criticism of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Despite the controversy surrounding his statements, Sarma remains a popular figure in Assam and is known for his efforts to promote development and progress in the state.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has been in the news recently for various reasons. On April 2, 2023, Assam Police alerted all Superintendents of Police (SP) of all districts and the Commissioner of Police, Guwahatiafter a pro-Khalistan leader threatened Sarma. The police have been on high alert since then.On March 7, 2023, Sarma asserted that there will be no change in government in Tripura, Nagaland, and Meghalaya, and the NDA will remain in power like in 2018. He also had a meeting with all BJP Members of Parliamentfrom Assam to discuss various aspects pertaining to the state’s growth and development.
Himanta Biswa Sarma’s popularity can be attributed to his efforts to promote development and progress in Assam, his outspoken nature, and his ability to connect with people from all walks of life.