On the first day of the autumn session of the Assam Legislative Assembly, Congress MLAs Rupjyoti Kurmi, Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha raised a demand to appoint Sprinter Hima Das as the Assam Tourism Brand ambassador.
The MLAs have said that instead of bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, Hima Das should be Assam Tourism brand ambassador.
Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha alleged that Hima is now an international figure. Thus, she should be the brand ambassador of Assam Tourism. He also added that how much money is being paid to Priyanka Chopra ? And what profits have we got ? But, Assam Government has refused to inform it. I think we opposition have no right to know about it.
Assam Tourism Minister Chandan Brahma said Priyanka was signed as the brand ambassador for Assam Tourism in 2016 and claimed that there had been increase in tourists footfall since then. The state recorded an increase of 11.7% tourists footfall in 2017-18 compared the previous year.