Fact Check: Did TN government provide saffron umbrellas to traffic police to welcome Modi?

Social media users are claiming that DMK government provided saffron umbrellas to Tamil Nadu traffic police to welcome Modi.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  31 May 2022 2:01 PM GMT
Fact Check: Did TN  government provide saffron umbrellas to traffic police to welcome Modi?

Hyderabad: Social media users are claiming that DMK government provided saffron umbrellas to Tamil Nadu traffic police to welcome Modi.

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Fact Check:

The claim is Misleading.

NewsMeter searched the internet with relevant keywords and found articles that reported that Prime Minister Modi visited Tamil Nadu on May 26, 2022. He called the Tamil language eternal and its culture Global, the Times of India reported.

https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/pm-modi-in-chennai-tn-bjp-chief-hits-out-at-cm-stalin-conduct-presents-facts-2022-05-27-779682

Further, we found a tweet dated May 22, 2022. It doesn't correspond with the date PM Modi arrived in Chennai. It has been shared on social media platforms before his arrival.

Searching further, we found a Facebook post by social welfare activist Piyush Manush. The post contains an image similar to the viral post. The caption reads, "Tamil Nadu police goes full-on Kavi mode."

We zoomed in on the viral image and could see logos and names on the umbrella such as Rotary club and PFI Tirumala, TMT Bars.

Taking this as a clue, we found Prakash Ferrous Industries Private Limited is the Structural Steel division of the Prakash Group of Industries.

Hence, the claim is misleading.

Claim Review:DMK government has provided saffron umbrellas to the Tamil Nadu traffic police to welcome Modi.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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