Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and state sports & youth welfare minister Bimal Bora have received huge backlash after billboards with their images are being put up in the Guwahati city to wish Boxer Lovlina Borgohian luck.

Lovlina, who is representing the country at the 2021 Olympics in Boxing, is the only participant from Assam at the Tokyo games this year.

Numerous billboards containing congratulatory messages to Lovlina have been installed at different locations of the city which have carried the image either of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma or sports minister Bimal Bora.

Interestingly, not a single billboard has carried the image of boxer Lovlina.

After the images of the billboards of chief minister Sarma and sports minister Bora surfaced online, many social media users heavily trolled them on Saturday for their ‘shameless self-promotion’ bid.

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