By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 24: Hindu Yuba-Chatra Parishad: Asom (HYPA) has opposed State Tourism Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s plan to send ministers abroad to woo tourists and investments in tourism section.
A statement issued by HYPA president Balen Baishya and general secretary Dipankar Gohain on Tuesday said: “The minister has taken such a move to appease his Cabinet colleagues. Instead of sending inefficient ministers along with their bureaucratic staff abroad, if the state-of-the-art technology can be used to showcase tourist potential of the State at tiol and intertiol levels the sector will be benefitted more. In the past 15 years former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visited various countries for wooing investment without being able to bring a single penny to the State. Instead of doing that the minister should make Assam clean and green to lure tourists. It remains hazy as to how the tourism sector in the State has been benefitted after actor Priyanka becoming tourism ambassador of the State.”