Guwahati, April 04: Recently, a video has surfaced on social media showing Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Sarma, allegedly copying from a ready-made text while signing a visitor’s book during a visit to a state school.
The video was posted on Twitter by Roshan Rai and has sparked criticism and controversy.
In the video, the Chief Minister can be seen writing in the visitor’s register with ready-made text placed right next to it. Rai captioned the video with a sarcastic comment, “Presenting the CM of Assam who can’t even write a paragraph in a visitor’s book without copying.”
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
Following the video’s circulation, the Chief Minister has responded to the allegations, stating that he does not know Hindi and English very well. He further clarified that he had only used a standard text that was provided to him by the school’s authorities to write his message.
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Many people on social media have criticized the Chief Minister for allegedly copying from a ready-made text, while others have defended him, stating that it is not uncommon for public figures to use prepared texts or speeches during their visits.
Regardless of the controversy, this incident has once again highlighted the importance of authenticity and transparency in public figures’ actions. Public officials must maintain the public’s trust by being honest and transparent in their actions, particularly when representing the government and the people they serve.