Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday gave a curt reply to a journalist who cited Barack Obama’s ‘protecting Muslim minority in a majority Hindu India’ comment asking if Assam police was on its way to Washington to arrest the former US President. The firebrand Chief Minister replied to this stating that there were plenty of ‘Hussain Obama’ in India and that the state prioritises taking care of them before considering going to Washington.
Rohini Singh from The Wire group had tweeted, “Has an FIR been filed in Guwahati yet against Obama for hurting sentiment? Is Assam police on it’s way to Washington to get Obama offloaded from some flight and arrest him?”
In a reply to the tweet Sarma wrote, “There are many Hussain Obama in India itself. We should prioritize taking care of them before considering going to Washington. The Assam police will act according to our own priorities.”