It seems making misleading people with false images have become a norm in these days. On Sunday, power minister Piyush Goyal shared an 8 year old image of streets in Russia to showcase LED street lighting in India. Soon after realising his mistake, he deleted the tweet and replaced it with an image of the Indian streets.
In the latest faux pas of social media, Chhattisgarh PWD minister Rajesh Munat shared a picture of a Vietnamese bridge passing it off as one in Raigadh.
He posted a picture on his Facebook Timeline with the text, “Zila Raigadh Lamdarha Marg Kelo Nadi par pul ka nirman ( Inauguration of the bridge over River Kelo on Lamdarha Marg in District Raigadh)”.
As expected, the image was welcomed by a number of facebook users applauding him for the good work. Among many accolades, this one takes the cake.
However, it later emerged that the bridge in question was in Vietnam.
Saigon Online had reported the inauguration of Co Chien Bridge in Mekong on May 16, 2015, “Co Chien Bridge linking Ben Tre with Tra Vinh provinces was opened for traffic this morning at a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, National Assembly Deputy Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang and leaders of the two provinces.”
Vietnam’s leading newspaper Thanh Nien also posted the same picture the following day on their website while reporting the inauguration of Co Chien Bridge.
Earlier in April, Union Minister Babul Supriyo had tweeted a representational photo of a bus stop in Rajkot that was yet to be built in Gujarat’s Rajkot saying the bus stand has been inaugurated.