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In attempt to take on NDTV, Sambit Patra falls victim to ‘fake news’, channel asks for clarification

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. 

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