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Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit to Bharathiyar’s residence in Varanasi is shared as her father’s house

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at Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s father’s house. A father accords a royal traditional welcome to his daughter which she politely sidesteps and introduces her colleagues to her father:)) RT

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Explanation

A video clip of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaking with an elderly man is shared with the claim that she visited her father’s house and is introducing her colleagues to her father. It is applauded on social media that how simple and polite the scenario is. Posts with such claims can be seen here, here, and here.

What is the truth?

When reverse searching the keyframes of the viral video, the website ’socialnews.xyz’ is found carrying an image with a matching visual. This gallery is titled “Varanasi : – Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the residence of Subrahmanyam Bharti”.

Further searching with the keywords from the above-said article, a tweet by Subba Rao dated 4, December 2022 is found with the viral video mentioning the person as KV Krishnan, grandson of Bharathiyar and is said to be captured at his Varanasi residence during Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit.

The video with the better resolution was posted on Nirmala Sitharaman’s verified Instagram page with the caption “Visited Siva Madam in Varanasi yesterday and interacted with the family members of Mahakavi Bharathiyar, including his 96-year- old great nephew Shri K. V. Krishnan. #KashiTamilSangamam”

Conclusion

A video of Nirmala Sitharaman visiting the residence of Subramaniya Bharathiyar in Varanasi during Kashi Tamil Sangamam is circulated as Nirmala Sitharaman at her father’s house.

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