PM Modi Appeals Citizens to Buy Indian Products for Diwali: Fact Check


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Indian PM Narendra Modi appeals all citizens to buy and use only Indian Products during upcoming Diwali celebrations..for improving the national economy.

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मेरे प्यारे भारतवासियों आप सब बस इतना करें कि आने वाले दीपावली पर्व पर अपने घरों में रौशनी सजावट मिठाई इन सब में केवल भारत में बनी सामग्री का प्रयोग करें. आशा करता हूं आप इस प्रधान सेवक की बात जरूर मानेंगे. आप छोटे-छोटे कदमों से मेरा साथ दें तो मैं आपसे वादा करता हूं हमारे भारत को दुनिया की सबसे आगे वाली पंक्ति में प्रथम स्थान पर खड़ा पाओगे.

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Fact Check:

A viral document in circulation claims to show Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealing all citizens to Buy only Indian made Products for upcoming Diwali celebrations. It carried Narendra Modi’s photograph and signature giving it an authentic look. Nonetheless, the claims are not true – the document is fake.

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Not Letter from Modi to Buy Indian Products for Diwali

The document in question is doing rounds on WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and other online platforms. The message in Hindi language mentions buying only Indian products related to lighting, decoration and sweets during Diwali. It also mentions if citizens of India contribute like this to buying only made-in-India products, the nation will gradually grow in economy and stand among top nations of the world. Although the idea to promote ‘Made-in-India’ products sounds good and sensible, the appeal message is not coming from the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The letter is fake; it is fabricated using PM Modi’s name, photograph and signature.

The format of the message in Hindi is not in linear fashion, which is unlikely in a letter coming from Prime Minister of India. In fact, there’s no such official message of appeal from the Prime Minister of India. The letter is doing rounds on social media since at least 2016. Kiran Bedi, the Lt Governor Puducherry also shared it thinking it is authentic appeal from Indian PM.

Back in late August 2016 itself, Office of the Prime Minister of India clarified on Twitter the document(s) circulating on social media are not authentic.

Note, different messages in similar format of letter document are doing rounds online. Modi signature is available online and miscreants often use it to create fake documents like this.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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