Deputy Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly – Dr Numal Momin has drawn severe criticism for a ‘divisive’ tweet. 

Assam Deputy Speaker Numal Momin tweeted: “NE vs rest of India. #Olympics NE Won.” 

Momin was referring to the first medal that India won in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics by Manipur’s Mirabai Chanu. 

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However, this tweet of the Assam Deputy Speaker didn’t go down well among the netizens, with many slamming him for his ‘divisive’ tweet. 

https://twitter.com/palwe_ravi/status/1419159162710155266

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Meanwhile, speaking exclusively to this correspondent, the Assam Deputy Speaker tried to justify his tweet by saying that his tweet has nothing to do with politics. 

“One should not politicise the tweet. Mirabai Chanu is from the Northeast and she won the medal in the first day itself making it India’s first in this Olympics. The tweet was in that sense,” Momin said to this correspondent.  

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Kalpajyoti Saikia

Kalpajyoti Saikia is Senior Reporter of Northeast Now. He can be reached at: kalpasaikia649@gmail.com