News viral on Social Media: Recently NDTV editor Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor, reported fake news on Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal , that he has six children, however, the CM is unmarried and has no kids.
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As can be heard in the above video, “It was in 2017 that the Assam legislative assembly adopted a two-child population policy. The state cabinet has now finally decided to implement it by making government jobs out of bounds for people with more than two kids. That means that if you have more than two kids, you will not be entitled to any government job in Assam. 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.”
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Facts Check Analysis: The Assam government has recently announced that from January 1, 2021, persons having more than two children will not be eligible for government jobs.
Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor can be seen reporting the written statement and stating in front of the camera, however, the facts are wrong. She later apologized for the mistake on social media. She quoted as, “My apologies for an inadvertent slip in my anchor link, as reported in our story, the chief minister of Assam is the 8th child to his parents. Thank you for pointing this out ”
My apologies for an inadvertent slip in my anchor link, as reported in our story, the chief minister of Assam is the 8th child to his parents. Thank you for pointing this out 🙏🏻— Sonal MehrotraKapoor (@Sonal_MK) October 25, 2019
Sarbananda Sonowal (born 31 October 1961), has been Chief Minister of Assam since 2016.
As per the official website of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal is single.
NDTV, has taken down the broadcast, however the video is available on other social media platforms.