Did Nirmala Sitharaman ask why to be concerned about dollar value when we don’t use it?

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What worries people about the fall of the rupee. I do not understand why you are worried about the value of the US dollar when you buy groceries and all the essentials for your home in Indian Rupees – Nirmala Sitharaman.

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Explanation

The BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come under heavy criticism as the Indian rupee continues to depreciate against the US dollar.

In this situation, the news card of Puthiya Thalaimurai is going viral as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that people are worried about the value of the dollar when they buy groceries and all the essentials in Indian rupees.

She is claimed to be said, “My family buys groceries and other things with Indian rupees, we do not use US dollars. Why should we be concerned about dollar value then?”, is also going viral.

What is the truth?

Searching the social media pages of Puthiya Thalaimurai News about Nirmala Sitharaman’s comment on the fall of the Indian rupee against the dollar, we found that no such news was published.

In addition, the news template, which went viral and claimed to be dated May 20, is Puthiya Thalaimurai’s old template news card. Therefore, it could be understood that the claim news card is fake edited news. Also, the claim is marked as fake by the PIB Fact Check team.

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Conclusion

In our search, the news card’s claim on Nirmala Sitharaman’s speech on why to be concerned about dollar value when you buy groceries and other things in Indian rupees is found to be fake.

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