Fact Check: Tamil CM Stalin's jacket he wore to Dubai Expo is not worth Rs. 17 cr

Following Stalin's Dubai visit, a post claiming that Tamil Nadu finance minister P.T.R Palanivel Thiagarajan has said that the jacket worn by Stalin in Dubai is worth Rs. 17 crore is viral on social media.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  27 March 2022 11:48 AM GMT
Fact Check: Tamil CM Stalins jacket he wore to Dubai Expo is not worth Rs. 17 cr

Hyderabad: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K Stalin recently visited the UAE to inaugurate the Tamil Nadu pavilion at the Dubai Expo. This was his first foreign trip after assuming office as the Chief Minister. He met with various foreign ministers and leading industry executives at the Expo in Dubai.

Following this, a post claiming that Tamil Nadu finance minister P.T.R Palanivel Thiagarajan has said that the jacket worn by Stalin in Dubai is worth Rs. 17 crore is viral on social media.

The post carries the logo of News 7 and reads, "The jacket worn by the Chief Minister when he left for Dubai was priced at Rs. 17 crore, finance minister PTR said."

The post is dated 24 March 2022.


Fact Check

NewsMeter noticed that the font used in the viral post is different from the font used in News 7's posts. This indicated that the post could be fake.

The fact-check team then searched the social media pages of News 7 to find the original post. The original post is also dated 24 March 2022 but talks of Dubai welcoming the CM. It reads, "Dubai celebrates Tamil. Dubai is ready to welcome Chief Minister MK Stalin to attend the Dubai Expo."

TN finance minister Palanivel Thiagarajan shared the viral post on Twitter and refuted the claim. He said the post was fake.

It is clear that Tamil Nadu finance minister P.T.R Palanivel Thiagarajan has not said that the jacket worn by Stalin in Dubai is worth Rs. 17 crore.

Claim Review:Tamil Nadu finance minister P.T.R Palanivel Thiagarajan said the jacket worn by Stalin in Dubai is worth Rs. 17 crore.
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Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social media
Claim Fact Check:False
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