Guwahati: Former Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay lambasted the Indian media for “insulting” Bhutan and muddling up with the picture of the present Bhutan Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering. The Bhutanese premier arrived in India on Thursday morning for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his council of ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Tobgay took to Twitter to express his feelings:
PM Lotay was misidentified by two media houses: While one posted the picture of Tshering Wangchuk, chief advisor of Bhutan’s interim government, with the Bhutanese PM’s name, and another channel posted former PM Tobgay’s image addressing him as the current Bhutan PM.
Sharing the two screenshots, Tobgay tweeted: “India’s media would be up in arms if any other country got the picture of their PM wrong. Yet they continue to embarrass themselves and insult us when it comes to identifying our PM. Bhutan may be small, but she is India’s close neighbour and a very close friend.”
Upon getting apologies by several Twitter users and response from the erring media houses, Tobgay posted another tweet with a picture of PM Minister Lotay “for the media’s ready reference”.
PM Lotay along with dignitaries from other BIMSTEC countries were in India on Thursday to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Narendra Modi for the second consecutive term as the Prime Minister of India at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.