Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been shooting one wild claim after another and the internet is exploding with memes. After his wild ‘cloud theory’ on Balakot airstrikes, which left many befuddled, Modi has gone ahead and made another unmissable claim on the interview which some have termed ‘scripted’.
On News Nation, Modi was heard claiming that he was one of the first people in India to use a digital camera in 1988. And, that too, apparently to click a coloured photograph of BJP veteran leader L. K. Advani.
That’s not all. He also said he was one of first few to have used electronic mail (email), back in 1988.
And, of course, this information became new fodder for Netizens. From economists to authors, PM Modi reportedly got slammed from all sides.
Economist Rupa Subramanya was flummoxed that while the rest of the world gained access to email in 1995, Modi was the only one to use it in 1988.
In 1988, even in the developed west, email was available to a few academics and scientists but Modi somehow used it in 1988 in India before it was officially introduced to the rest of us in 1995. 😳 https://t.co/cq3nhRLEQJ
— Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) May 12, 2019
Indian prime minister’s statement from the interview was shared by the official Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and BJP Gujarat Twitter pages. However, they later deleted the tweets.