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No, Woman In The Video Is Not PM Modi’s Mother Hiraben Modi

No, Woman In The Video Is Not PM Modi’s Mother Hiraben Modi

BOOM had debunked the same claim a year ago and found that the woman had no resemblance with PM’s mother

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Claim

Mother of Narendra Modi, Hiraben. This post has been shared over 1,200 times on Facebook. You can access the archived version here.

Fact

The video has been viral for two years now. BOOM had debunked the same video in 2017. None of the video’s previous descriptions refer to the woman as Hiraben Modi nor does the woman bear any resemblance to the prime minister’s mother. Moreover, in 2017 Kiren Bedi had also tweeted the same video. Though she later clarified that she had mistaken the identity as the woman dancing in the clip is not Hiraben.

Claim

Mother of Narendra Modi, Hiraben. This post has been shared over 1,200 times on Facebook. You can access the archived version here.

Fact

The video has been viral for two years now. BOOM had debunked the same video in 2017. None of the video’s previous descriptions refer to the woman as Hiraben Modi nor does the woman bear any resemblance to the prime minister’s mother. Moreover, in 2017 Kiren Bedi had also tweeted the same video. Though she later clarified that she had mistaken the identity as the woman dancing in the clip is not Hiraben.

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He is a fact-checker and reporter at BOOM, looking actively at social media pages to track the latest trends in misinformation. He has previously interned with The Hindu and worked as a sub-editor for the broadsheet newspaper The New Indian Express. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya and a PGD in print media from the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore. He is currently pursuing an MA in English literature.

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