Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma clarified on Sunday ‘Shri’ Salaam for Shah Rukh Khan Which he did not know the day before, as he claimed, and said that ‘Shri’ signified the dignity of his position. “I have not called anyone but it is the actor who called me and introduced himself. My assurance of law and order is only a reflection of my constitutional duty. There is nothing to explore in it. ,” the Assam chief minister tweeted, tagging a news report. Himanta Biswa Sarma’s ‘SRK Who?’ Opposition’s reaction to immediate change from ‘Shri SRK’.
PathanAmid much fanfare and an equal share of controversy, the film, which released on January 25, is facing protests from Hindutva groups in several states, including Gujarat. Bajrang Dal activists in Gujarat threatened to release the film in theaters in the state. Guwahati recently witnessed violent anti-Pathan protests. As the chief minister was asked to comment on the protest, he said he did not know about Shah Rukh Khan or Pathan.
“Khan has not called me, although many people from Bollywood do regarding this issue, but if he does, I will look into the matter, if there is breach of law and order and file a case. If done, action will be taken.” The Chief Minister said on Saturday.
Hamanta Biswa’s tweet ‘Shri’ hours after he said he doesn’t know Shah Rukh Khan has not escaped the opposition’s attention. Many opposition leaders Called Hamanta’s ‘volute face’ a publicity stunt. “Our chief minister has a habit of saying such things. The other day he said that he does not know our senior leader Jairam Ramesh while Sarma has been a Congressman for decades. It could be a kind of publicity stunt to attract attention.” said Bobita Sharma of Congress, as reported by PTI.
Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) general secretary Jagdish Bhuyan asked why the chief minister was waiting till 2 am to pick up the phone of someone he did not even know. Pawan Khera of the Congress wrote: “Those who became Sanghis to form the government also have to become Congressmen to rule the Rajdharma.”