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Facebook Post Falsely Claims Kamal Nath Won ‘Asia’s Most Honest Parliamentarian’ Award

Facebook Post Falsely Claims Kamal Nath Won ‘Asia’s Most Honest Parliamentarian’ Award

A five year old photo of Kamal Nath presenting an award is shared with a new spin on Facebook.

 

CLAIM: Congress leader Kamal Nath received the award for Asia’s most honest parliamentarian.

 

RATING: False.

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An unofficial Facebook page called ‘Congress For Madhya Pradesh’ posted an image of Congress leader and Chhindwara parliamentarian Kamal Nath at an awards ceremony, on October 14, 2018.  The text of the post claimed, “Proud moment for Madhya Pradesh’. Congratulations to the people of Madhya Pradesh as Congress leader Kamal Nath was awarded ‘Asia’s Most Honest Parliamentarian.”

 

The post received over 4,800 shares and 2,400 reactions at time of writing this story.

 

 

 

Truth Behind The Image 

 

The image dates back to December, 2013 and is actually a photo of Kamal Nath presenting an award at the Asian Business Leadership Forum in Dubai. The former urban development minister has made several appearances at the event in the past as well.

 

In 2012, he was awarded the ‘ABLF Statesman Award’. Read about it here.

 

 

However, the viral photo dates back to 2013 when he was presenting an award. (Watch from YouTube counter 8.55)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Claim Review : Kamal Nath Won ‘Asia’s Most Honest Parliamentarian’ Award

Fact Check : FALSE

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Sumit is a fact checker and the News Editor of Boom's Hindi wing. In the six years of his journalistic career, he has worked with the New Indian Express, Times of India and Deccan Chronicle. The dynamic nature of digital media finally made him take the leap from print to online, and don the hat of a digital detective.

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