An old tweet from 2015 has surfaced even before Pushkar Singh Dhami was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Sunday, causing controversy on social media and embarrassment for the leader.
Pushkar Singh Dhami released a map of India a day before India’s Independence Day in 2015, which may have gone unnoticed at the time but now the same BJP man will be in charge of Uttarakhand, Twitter users have started pointing out. Given that the map is wrong in many ways. Many social media users have quickly pointed out that the image does not accurately depict India and does not account for foreign borders.
Dhami’s map of ‘Akhand Bharat’ includes neighboring countries, but India’s version is incorrect because it omits Ladakh and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, according to Twitter users. The image of Bharat Mata is at the center of the saffron map, which carries the caption “Akhand Bharat — the desire of every Rshtrabhakt.”
— Pushkar Singh Dhami (@pushkardhami) August 14, 2015
On the other hand, several social media users defended the map and Dhami’s tweet, saying that Akhand Bharat is more a cultural notion than a geographical one. Many social media users have been quick to point out that the map is not a correct representation of India and it has no regard for international borders as well. The map of ‘Akhand Bharat’ tweeted by Pushkar Singh Dhami includes neighboring countries while India’s map is not correct as it does not show Ladakh and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, Twitter users said. The saffron map with a caption of “Akhand Bharat — the dream of every Rshtrabhakt,” has the image of Bharat Mata at its center.
Pushkar Singh Dhami will be the hill state’s third chief minister since March, when Trivendra Singh Rawat was replaced by Tirath Singh Rawat and then by Pushkar Singh Dhami, who never served in the cabinet but remained associated with the party, the RSS. , and ABVP for more than three decades.
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