Did Himanta Biswa Sarma fail science class and other theories why he said sins cause cancer

'Should've known my herpes is courtesy my eating cat meat in my previous life'.

 |  3-minute read |   23-11-2017
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A new study has discovered a much-prevalent, but less talked about type of cancer - it's called stupidity. And our "astute" politicians seem to be the most-afflicted by it. The latest victim of this fatal malady is Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The minister, while addressing a group of newly appointed schoolteachers on November 21, confidently declared that a person’s sins causes cancer.

“It is a sin to shirk responsibilities. No one can go unpunished in God’s court if a member of his or her family does some injustice. Some people suffer from cancer, some die in accidents. This is all because of sins.”

Oh boy!

Thankfully, most people on social media did not add to Sarma's “sins” and criticised him heavily. Many were more than happy to point out just how bad a statement like that sounds.

Others saw potential in the minister’s politics.

A Congress spokesperson wasted no time telling the health minister how his statement on cancer was, ironically, more carcinogenic than “sins”.

And there were theories on what exactly made the minister say something as asinine as this.

With such an informed minister, politics in Assam certainly seems to be in the pink of health. 

Also read: Why Narendra Modi turned out to be such a disappointment

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