Guwahati: Assam’s Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who won on BJP ticket, kicked up controversy with his mindless remarks during a function organised for distribution of appointment letters to teachers on Wednesday.
He said that people suffer from life threatening diseases like cancer and other illness due to sins committed by them in the past. This is Divine justice according to him.
“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. Nothing else. We have to suffer that divine justice,” said Mr. Sarma.
However, he received backlash from the Congress party leader Debabratta Saikia who told that “It is unfortunate that the health minister has made such a remark on cancer patients hurting their feelings. As he has made the remark publicly, the minister should also apologise for it publicly.”
Also AIUDF leader Aminul Islam said that the health minister failed to control the spread of cancer in the state.
Aminul Islam also said that “He has given up, he can’t control.”