Guwahati: At a time when some media personnel in Assam are raising doubts on why state minister for health and family welfare Himanta Biswa Sarma was not affected by the COVID-19 virus, as he is closely working with COVID warriors visiting hospitals, inspecting patients at ICUs, etc, in the past few months, his answer will blow your mind away.
“After my death, if I get the opportunity to meet God, then I will definitely ask him as to why he did not kill me with coronavirus as some of the media persons want me to die due to the disease,” he said in a lighter vein but with a touch of sarcasm.
The minister was addressing media persons after his visit to Kaziranga National Park on Monday.
Responding to a query from the journalist of a leading vernacular media house, the minister asked him, “I can also ask you why you have not been affected by the virus despite your busy schedule. I can see that you have neither used any mask nor maintaining any social distance. Still, you have not been affected by the virus. Why?”
He also said, “Will you ask anyone why he has not been affected by cancer whereas a large number of people in society have been affected by the disease. We shouldn’t wish bad things about others. By asking such questions why you are trying to malign the image of such a great profession like journalism.”