GUWAHATI, Oct 25 - The State BJP has taken exception to the anchor of a national news channel’s claim that Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has six children. The video of the newslink had gone viral in the social media.
In a statement, State BJP media relations department head Dewan Dhrubajyoti Maral condemned the incident and said that it is unfortunate that a national news channel has made such a claim without verifying the facts.
“We call upon everybody not to publish or broadcast such distasteful and ‘fake news’,” he said, calling upon the news channel concerned to issue an apology.
It is noteworthy that the news anchor of the channel, while reporting the news of the two-child norm for government jobs in Assam which was announced recently by the State Cabinet, had claimed that Sonowal himself has six children.
The anchor, in a social media post, had later apologised for the comment.