Viral statement about gas prices attributed to Sambit Patra is false

Social media users are claiming that BJP National Spokesperson Sambit Patra has stated that "only gas prices have increased, not the cylinder price."

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  20 July 2022 7:45 AM GMT
Viral statement about gas prices attributed to Sambit Patra is false

Hyderabad: Social media users are claiming that BJP National Spokesperson Sambit Patra has stated that "only gas prices have increased, not the cylinder price."

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Fact Check

The claim is false.

NewsMeter did a reverse image search on Yandex. We found Sambit Patra's press conference on Facebook. The image used in the post matches the screenshot of the video at 5:04.

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We found no media reports on Sambit Patra's statement. The media would have covered it if he had made such a statement.

Claim Review:Viral statement about gas prices attributed to Sambit Patra
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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