'Congress can't even': BJP minister says Cong passed off Taiwan pics as Assam's

Updated on Mar 05, 2021 09:08 AM IST

This is an insult of Assam and tea garden workers, the minister said. The Congress reportedly dismissed the claims. The said Facebook posts have been deleted.

BJP minister Himanta Biswa Sarna tweeted this slamming Congress for using Taiwan photos.
BJP minister Himanta Biswa Sarna tweeted this slamming Congress for using Taiwan photos.
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Two photos of Assam tea garden have kicked up a storm ahead of Assam assembly election 2021 as state minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarna accused the Congress of using Taiwan photos on the Facebook page of the party's election campaign, called 'Assam Bachao (Save Assam).

“Official Congress campaign page is using a photo of tea garden from Taiwan to say ‘Assam Bachao’ (Save Assam). Congress leaders can't even recognise Assam? This is an insult of Assam and Tea Garden workers of our state,” Sarma tweeted, sharing a screenshot.

In the screenshot, he juxtaposed the screenshot of the Facebook page and a Fotosearch result showing that the purported photo was of tea pickers working in the Nantou Tea Garden, Taiwan.

In another post, the minister shared a screenshot where the official Congress page allegedly passed Taiwanese people off as Assam tea worker.

"First Congress couldn't identify Assam, now Congress can't even recognise Assamese people. This is again a pic from Taiwan. Congress leaders have forgotten Assam. Let's show @INCIndia how beautiful our land is," the minister wrote.

These posts are now not available on Assam Bachao Facebook page.

The Congress, according to reports, said these claims are fake and a complaint will be lodged with the Election Commission of India.

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