“ We are very happy with PM Modi’s visit, PM Modi made India number 1 in the world, today even my American neighbours ask me to find them jobs in India” said NRI Smita Ben PateI in Wisconsin ahead of PM Modi’s state visit to the United States.
PM Narendra Modi is in the United States at the invitation of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, who will host him at a State Dinner on June 22. The visit also includes an address by the prime minister to the joint session of the US Congress on June 22. Visuals mentioning that members of the Indian Diaspora are celebrating and awaiting the arrival of Modi in the United States are seen on social media.
“ We are very happy with PM Modi's visit, PM Modi made India number 1 in the world, today even my American neighbours ask me to find them jobs in India” said NRI Smita Ben PateI in Wisconsin ahead of PM Modi's state visit to the United States. pic.twitter.com/fQQfOxqKW4
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Meanwhile, an image of a person with ANI mic in front of a stage that features Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah’s photos in the background hoarding is shared widely with the claim that she is NRI Smita Ben Patel in Wisconsin and she said “We are very happy with PM Modi’s visit, PM Modi made India number 1 in the world, today even my American neighbours ask me to find them jobs in India”, ahead of Modi’s visit to US. This image is viral on Facebook.
What is the truth?
When reverse-searching the image we found that the photo is of ANI Editor, Smita Prakash. ANI tweet dated October 2014 is found with the viral image mentioning that Smita Prakash, Editor, News(ANI) reported that BJP’s media interaction was a one-way process.
A Twitter user named Roshan Rai is found to be the first person to tweet the viral post. When checking his Twitter bio, we found it mentioning ‘natural love for humour’ in it.
And no such news of NRI Smitha Ben Patel‘s comment is reported by any of the news media outlets. In addition to it, in one of the comments to his post that is viral, he pulled in the ‘conspiracy against India by Soros’ issue in a sarcastic manner.
And the name Smita Prakash was used as Smitha Ben Patel in the viral post mentioning that she said that her American neighbours ask her to find jobs in India for them sarcastically. But this image appears to be shared virally thinking it to be true.
It is found that the post on NRI Smitha Ben Patel’s comment ahead of Modi’s visit to the United States is not true but was posted sarcastically.