BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra’s attempt to get back at NDTV, for asking him to leave mid-show following his allegation that NDTV has an agenda, fell flat on his face, all thanks to a fake news article.
On Sunday morning, Patra re-tweeted a story by The Times of Islamabad website which criticised PM Modi’s Make in India programme based on data they attributed to NDTV.
Along with the re-tweet, Patra wrote, “Hmmm …agenda”.
NDTV immediately replied to his tweet saying ” Fake story , also doesn’t refer anywhere to NDTV. We are wrongly named in headline and URL . Please issue clarification “.
After NDTV’s reply the Pakistani removed the channel’s name from its article and updated the content.
Its not the first time a BJP leader has fallen for fake story.
Two months ago BJP minister Babul Supriyo posted a picture on twitter claiming it was the new bus stand in Rajkot. In reality it was just the digital impression.
Supriyo later posted a message about his mistake and said he was fooled by WhatsApp message.
MP Meenakshi Lekhi posted a message on Twitter ” Congratulations to all of us! Our national anthem has been adjudged to be the best anthem in the world by UNESCO ” . Later she deleted her tweet.