Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) Chairman, JayantaMallaBaruah, in a major faux pas posted photos of St Thomas Islands, US Virgin islands in the Caribbean sea as Haflong in Dima Hasao district and Munnar Tea Garden, Kerala as a tea garden of Assam.
He posted the wrong pictures on his official Twitter handle with the Awesome Assam logo. The posts raised an instant storm in the social media platform with many pointing out the glaring mistake. Later, he deleted both the photos from his account.
This is not the first time the account has posted misleading pictures. The account sometimes posts information or motivational sentences with incorrect English and with nonsensical meaning. A visit to his official account is a surprise with these mistakes as he is on such an important position for the Assam Government.
JayantaMallaBaruah is by now a seasoned politician from the State. Originally he was in Indian National Congress (INC) but he switched to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2015. He represents Nalbari Assembly constituency. Currently he is also serving as the spokesperson of Assam State BJP.
Assam Tourism Development Corporation is a state owned corporation of Assam. The agency deals with tourism services and development as a part of the Assam Tourism Department along with the Directorate of Tourism.