Thanks to a forwarded message on WhatsApp or their IT cell, BJP ministers and other functionaries are facing an embarrassing moment for the umpteenth time for having passed off somebody else’s achievement as their own. A media personality from China’s state-run Global Television Network (CGTN) called out several BJP leaders and ministers for claiming that the images of the Beijing Daxing International Airport represented the model for the upcoming Jewar airport in Noida.
A few days ago, some BJP politicians had their collective feet in the mouth after posting images of South Korea’s Incheon international airport as a model for the Jewar airport.
CGTN employee Shen Shiwei tweeted last night a collage of senior BJP leaders and Union ministers’ tweets about the Jewar International Airport. “Errr….Shocked to know that Indian government officials had to use photographs of China Beijing Daxing International Airport as proof of their ‘achievements of infrastructure’,” tweeted Shiwei.
The Chinese media person highlighted the relevant tweets of Union Ministers Anurag Thakur, Prahlad Singh Patel, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya among others.
“Asia’s largest international airport in Noida will also bring in Rs 35,000 crore investment. Besides this, more than 1 lakh people will be given employment,” Thakur had tweeted, using one of the images from China.
In the tweet thread, Shen Shiwei then posted the image that was shared by the Indian leaders as the design for the future Jewar airport, and said — “Welcome to China’s Beijing Daxing International Airport, a mega project with a cost of US$ 17.47 billion”.
The image had been carried by The Guardian in a 2019 report on China.