Fact Check: Did PM Modi call himself Pathan's son?

A video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling himself Pathan’s son is viral on social media.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  20 Oct 2021 9:00 AM GMT
Fact Check: Did PM Modi call himself Pathans son?

Hyderabad: A video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling himself Pathan's son is viral on social media.

Congress' social media head Rohan Gupta shared the clip on Twitter on October 19, 2021.

"Why is Pathan's child not speaking the truth on the Kashmir issue?" Rohan Gupta said.


Many other social media users also shared the video clip.

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Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter firstly performed a Google Reverse Image Search which led us to a video report aired on the YouTube channel of NDTV on February 23, 2019. "On Pulwama, PM Modi's Dare for Imran Khan, "Son of a Pathan," reads the title.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday threw a challenge to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, asking him to act honorably by bringing to justice those responsible for the Pulwama terror attack. Addressing a rally in Rajasthan's Tonk, PM Modi recalled the phone call he made to Mr. Khan to congratulate him for winning the Pakistani elections last year," reads the description.

In the original video, Modi said he told Pakistan Prime Minister that India and Pakistan have had enough of fights. "Pakistan hasn't achieved anything out of it. Let India and Pakistan come together and fight against poverty, illiteracy, and superstitions. For which he replied, 'Modiji, I am the child of a Pathan. I speak the truth. I work honestly'," Modi said in his speech.

The Fact Check team also found a video on the YouTube channel of 'Bharatiya Janata Party' on February 23, 2019. The video had the entire speech by the Prime Minister. He is talking about the call with Khan. It can be heard from 59:45 minutes.

The team also found reports published by Hindustan Times, Times Now News, and One India on February 23, 2019. The reports had mentioned the conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Imran Khan. Pakistan PM had stated that he is the son of Pathan and he does what he says.

It is therefore evident that the viral claim is False. The clip has been edited. Only a part of Modi's speech is being shared.

Claim Review:Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he is a son of Pathan
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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