A promotional video of the Noida International Airport tweeted on Friday by Union ministers Anurag Thakur, Prahlad Singh Patel, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Annpurna Devi, and several Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, used an image of an airport in Beijing, say fact checkers.
The video, bearing a watermark of the union government’s platform MyGov, was also tweeted from its official handle, ‘MyGovHindi.” It was deleted after fact-checkers pointed out the faux pas.
The distinct starfish design showed in a graphical representation of the Noida Airport, according to Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking website AltNews, was that of the Daxing International Airport in the Chinese capital.
India Today’s fact-checking team also found that the image of Beijing airport passed off as a complete look of Noida airport.
The BJP leaders who tweeted wrong images also include Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Keshav Prasad Maurya, UP BJP unit General Secretary Pankaj Singh and BJP Delhi Vice President Sunil Yadav.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 25 laid the foundation stone of Noida international airport at Jewar in Uttar Pradesh. The first phase of the greenfield airport is scheduled to be completed by 2024.