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'.
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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.”
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.
Is BJP star north-east strategist Himanta Biswas Sarma accusing his OWN party members of being guilty of 'sin'? 😱🤔 pic.twitter.com/R8kfo1FCqG— Akash Banerjee (@akashbanerjee) November 22, 2017
What sins did we commit to get such people at powerful positions? Nutcase. https://t.co/wkIuho1og6— Shivani Bazaz (@shivanibazaz) November 22, 2017
And we wonder why the health care system doesn't improve. It's our sins. https://t.co/0B8vHMNxha— Naveed Trumboo (@NaveedIRS) November 23, 2017
Others saw potential in the minister’s politics.
Next Union Minister for Health 👇 https://t.co/fwuIw0lRN9— Darby Shaw (@n0v0ca1n) November 23, 2017
Just a matter of time before science is also banned. Science distorts mythology 🙏 https://t.co/Ck5upIuXEs— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) November 23, 2017
A Congress spokesperson wasted no time telling the health minister how his statement on cancer was, ironically, more carcinogenic than “sins”.
Dear @himantabiswa Ji; your statement on the cancer-affected is cold, callous and carcinogenic. Basic decency demands a simple apology. We all make mistakes. Don't let your ego come in the way.— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) November 23, 2017
And there were theories on what exactly made the minister say something as asinine as this.
science class mein ye FLAMES khel rahe the https://t.co/JdcYHg0DRG— 🤔 (@floydimus) November 22, 2017
This clarifies why India is in the grip of political cancer, 31% sinned n the rest r bearing the consequences. https://t.co/s4g0gLopb7— DrVatsa (@DocVatsa) November 22, 2017
Yoga is dangerous to mental health https://t.co/GA9BG60riV— Shafiqur Rahman khan (@shafiqRkhan) November 23, 2017
Swagatam! You have boarded the time machine. Now, let the tour to the dark ages begin. https://t.co/FrVhbQ0FGU— Abhishek Dey (@abhishekdey04) November 22, 2017
Activating Full Retarded Mode https://t.co/aXymOmLMbv— Najib (@Najeeb_bm) November 22, 2017
Should've known my herpes is courtesy my eating cat meat in my previous life https://t.co/Eo4NVQkJCU— Karni Sainik (@YouDontKnowWho_) November 22, 2017
With such an informed minister, politics in Assam certainly seems to be in the pink of health.