After his controversial ‘Cancer is divine justice’ remark, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday evening in National capital, New Delhi goofed up some of the historical facts about the contribution of the Assamese in India’s freedom struggle at an event in front of a huge audience. After controversial ‘Cancer’ remark, Himanta Biswa Sarma now distorts historical facts of Assam.
In the book release function of ‘The Last Battle of Saraighat’ at Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, the Minister said that Kanaklata Barua was killed by the Britishers in Sootea police station. He also went on to say that when the tricolour fell from Kanaklata’s hand, Mukunda Barman jumped into the spot to take the flag where Mukunda was shot and both of them succumbed to injuries. The actual facts were Kanaklata Barua sacrificed her life in Gohpur police station not in Sootea and the person was not Mukunda Barman but Mukunda Kakati.
Meanwhile, sensing the mistake Sarma quickly took to Twitter and tendered his apology on mistaking Kakati as Barman. However, he has not apologised for the mistake that he made about the name of the police station.
নতুন দিল্লীত অনুষ্ঠিত এক সভাত ভাষণ দিওতে শ্বহীদ মকুন্দ কাকতিৰ নামটো মই মকুন্দ বৰ্মন বুলি উল্লেখ কৰিলো , অনিচ্ছাকৃত এই ভুলৰ বাবে ক্ষমা প্ৰাৰ্থী
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) November 24, 2017