Guwahati: Amidst the huge controversies and criticisms pouring in social media for Priyanka Chopra blaming her for not taking any initiative in Assam floods despite being the brand ambassador of the state, state minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has come forward to clear the confusions of people. The state minister, in his tweet, has stated that to his best knowledge, the actress is no longer associated with Assam as its brand ambassador.
The tweet made by Dr Sarma reads:
She is not with Assam Govt now. Her contract with assam Govt expired as far as I know.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 16, 2019
Notably, Dr. Sarma made this tweet in response to a users query in which the user had asked Assam government as to what is the use of signing such Bollywood celebrities for Assam tourism who does not feel the need to make a little donation or even share their thought on Assam flood.
As known from reliable sources, Priyanka Chopras was signed as a brand ambassador for Assam tourism for a term of 2 years that started on December 19th, 2016.
Perhaps, seeing the concern and criticisms made for her on the social media or may be moved by the flood news of the state that Priyanka took to make a tweet on 17 July. in her tweet, Priyanka wrote how devastating she is feeling looking at the news of flood coming from Assam. Her post reads:
Extremely devasted by all the news coming in from #Assam and other parts of India.
It’s heartbreaking to read about the displacement and loss of life. My prayers with those affected.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) July 17, 2019
Users in large numbers took to criticize the actress for her overlooking attitude towards the Assam flood issue. Some of the tweets read thus- “You have forgotten, you are a brand Ambassador of assam.. Your tweet askin’ people to help flood affected people is very shameless.. We don’t need such type of brand Ambassador… Totally disappointed..”, “We already know about the donation link 3 days ago. But how much money you donate as a Brand Ambassador of Assam? Firstly we want to hear this”, “u r the brand ambassador, right? Can I have the privilege of asking what did you do from your end for the people of Assam at this crucial point of time?”