Guwahati: The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Monday filed a complaint against Himanta Biswa Sarma for ‘promoting enmity and creating disharmony between different communities’.
APCC general secretary Ranjan Bora filed the complaint against the BJP minister’s now-deleted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ video shared on social media.
Both AIUDF and Congress rubbished the claims and accused the minister of playing games in the run-up to the 2021 state assembly elections.
After filing the complaint, APCC senior spokesperson Durgadas Boro charged Sarma for using a sensitive and fake video as a marketing stunt, “to gain political mileage.”
He said, “Had he not deleted the post, it could have worked as an atom bomb. It would have cost the lives of lakhs of people.”
“But after deleting the post it has been proved that he is a liar. Not just a regional or nation liar, he is an international liar,” added Boro.
The APCC senior spokesperson said that there are exmple of people being arrested after sharing a simple post or based on a CCTV footage. But now it is up to CM Sonowal, and we will see whether he will take any steps against his minister who has tried to ignited communcal riots, he added.
The complaint said that on Nov 7, Sarma made certain remarks on social media intending to create religious tension between two communities. “He claimed that at Silchar Airport some persons shouted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ while welcoming a political leader,” added the complaint.
After some fact-checkers showed that the video was fake, Facebook flagged the video. However, on Monday, the video was unflagged.
APCC maintained that Sarma has a habit of making loose and communally sensitive statements and requested a case under IPC section 153 (A) and section 67 of the IT Act.