Prime Minister Modi’s popularity is increasing day by day in the world. We can see this after Howdy Modi event organized by Texas public in Houston. In that event several law makers including President Trump gave massive welcome to Modi. In the other hand Congress leaders and supporters are trying to downplay it. They are trying to say that the reception received by Modi was nothing new, and previous Congress Prime Ministers also received similar receptions. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also tried to say the same, but while doing so he resorted to using fake news.
Thiruvananthapuram MP posted a photograph on Twitter showing former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi on an open-top vehicle being cheered by a crowd on some foreign location. Shashi Tharoor tweeted that the image is from the US in 2014. He wrote, “Nehru & India Gandhi in the US in 1954. Look at the hugely enthusiastic spontaneous turnout of the American public, without any special PR campaign, NRI crowd management or hyped-up media publicity”.
The Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also mistyped Indira Gandhi’s name as “India Gandhi” in his tweet, which instantly reminds us of famous “Indira is India, India is Indira” quote by former Congress president Debakanta Baruah.
The Fact is the photograph posted by Shashi Tharoor to belittle the ‘Howdy Modi’ event is not from the USA, neither this is from the year 1954. A simple Google image search shows that the image is from Moscow in Soviet Russia, and it is from 1956. This image is available on several websites which mention that it is from Moscow in 1956.
After insulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and belittling his massive popularity, Shashi Tharoor, to mask his own incompetence went on to tweet platitudes. He then posted new tweet saying that photo was forwarded to him by someone else saying that it was captured in U.S.