Narendra Modi Claims He Used ‘Digital Camera, Email in 1980s’, Gets Slammed by CriticsMay 13, 2019 18:10
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After facing flak for ‘cloud cover’ remarks on the Balakot strikes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is once again receiving criticism after he claimed to have clicked a photo of a senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Krishna Advani in the year 1987-88 using a digital camera which he owned.
Modi, during an interview with News Nations also claimed to have sent that photo by e-mail.
However, the claims furthered Twitter users to mock him.
This man is an incredible liar, digital camera in 1988, email in Mumbai in 1988. Man says whatever comes to his head. pic.twitter.com/Fd0bZytS9D— Bottomlinesman(@chulbulThurram) May 12, 2019
The critics pointed out that Nikon sold its first digital camera only in 1987. Some social media users even claimed such digital cameras would have been exorbitantly priced in India and used the comment to ridicule Modi's frequent affirmations that he had risen from poverty.
Other social media users pointed out that state-owned telecommunications company VSNL had started the first internet service in India for the public in 1995. Email and internet services in the 1980s were mostly restricted to research and academic institutions, they added.
Modi invented Digital camera, EMail, like gas from the gutter & clouds which could not be penetrated by radars. Ask any Bhakt. https://t.co/sPrmrSaFmZ— shahid siddiqui (@shahid_siddiqui) May 13, 2019
So the @narendramodi interview with @NewsNationTV was *badly* scripted just like his other interviews,but here’s proof!Pause the video at 3 seconds & take a good look, it has the question & *ahem* the answers too!Now you know why no press conference or debate with @RahulGandhi pic.twitter.com/6zgQsQTt2F— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) May 12, 2019
Spandana shared a screenshot and video clips, claiming, “Pause the video at 3 seconds & take a good look, it has the question & ahem the answers too!Now you know why no press conference or debate with @RahulGandhi”.
By Sowmya Sangam