Assam CM Sonowal himself has 6 children? Fact Check

Recently, the Assam government announced that with effect from January 1, 2021, persons with more than two children will not be eligible for government jobs.

But an anchor on NDTV stated that the Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal himself has six children. The anchor stated, “The policy will come into effect from January 1, 2021. The interesting bit in this is that the Chief Minister himself has six kids, but he has decided to finally implement this two-child policy.”

Fact Check

However, the Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal is single and has no children as claimed in NDTV news. See the official website of Assam Assembly about the chief minister:

Later, NDTV anchor apologised for the mistake in the story which was meant to cover the fact that the CM is the 8th child to his parents.

Conclusion: The story is about the Assam chief minister being the 8th child to his parents and yet implemented the two-child policy. The CM is single and doesn’t have any children as claimed in the news report. Our rating of the claim is ??? Misrepresentation.

About Arun Nag

Arun is with Digiteye India since the beginning as the main source for re-writing stories and for re-checking the facts and images. He writes on general and political issues. He can be reached at admin@digiteye.in or softmediahub@gmail.com

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