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DoNER minister Jitendra Singh’s tweet on Friday; it was later deleted. (Right) Singh’s new post on Saturday with the corrections
DoNER minister Jitendra Singh’s tweet on Friday; it was later deleted. (Right) Singh’s new post on Saturday with the corrections|Twitter
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After faux pas, DoNER minister deletes tweet, re-posts with update

Hours after Jitendra Singh meets Mizo minister TJ Lalnuntlaunga but tweets about being conveyed good wishes from SKM govt in Gangtok, he posts new tweet with correction ‘MNF govt in Aizawl’

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DoNER minister Jitendra Singh's tweet mixing up Mizoram for Sikkim on Friday
DoNER minister Jitendra Singh's tweet mixing up Mizoram for Sikkim on Friday
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Aizawl: Over an hour after EastMojo reported about Union minister for development of north eastern region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh's faux pas on Twitter, the tweet in question was deleted and a fresh one was posted with the corrections.

On Friday, Singh tweeted about his meeting with Mizoram minister TJ Lalnuntlaunga, but wrote about being conveyed good wishes from the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha government in Gangtok, whereas he probably meant to say the Mizo National Front (MNF) government in Aizawl.

The faux pas raised eyebrows among the people, especially for the fact that the DoNER minister’s job is to look after the affairs of the Northeast; hence a mix-up between the two states could have been unavoidable.

Singh's updated tweet now reads: "Mizoram Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs,Transport,Environment,Forest & Climate, Sh T. J. Lalnuntluanga called on to convey good wishes from the Mizo National Front (MNF) government which was recently sworn in at Aizawl. Also discussed wide range of state related projects."

Meanwhile, PRISM leader TBC Lalvenchhunga shared the minister’s earlier tweet on his Facebook page slamming him for the faux pas. “How can you become a nationalist when you didn’t know the states and its capital? This is why BJP advocates One Nation One Rule and sabotaging the federal structure of India.”

A screenshot of PRISM leader TBC Lalvenchhunga’s Facebook post slamming DoNER minister Jitendra Singh for his faux pas
A screenshot of PRISM leader TBC Lalvenchhunga’s Facebook post slamming DoNER minister Jitendra Singh for his faux pas
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