The Primer Minister’s recent television interview with News Nation won himself multiple controversies. After being trolled by social media for his comments on Clouds and Radars, social media picked Mr. Modi for his claims about using email and digital camera in 1987-88.
PM Modi in his interview said that he used a digital camera in 1987-88 to click a colour photo of BJP veteran LK Advani and also appears to suggest that he used email at the time.
The Prime Minister was fact-checked by multiple agencies who pointed out that email facilities were not available until 1995.
They also pointed out that the first digital camera, was sold by Nikon in 1991.
“Around 1987-88 I used digital camera for the first time. Very few had email at the time. There was an Advani rally. At that time the digital camera used to be this big (motions with his hands). I had a digital camera. I took a photo of Advani and transmitted it to Delhi. A colour photo was printed. Advani ji was surprised and said how did my colour photo appear today?” — Narendra Modi said.
This is what people wrote for listening to Mr. Modi’s claims —
I had a digital camera in 1987-88. And I took a colour photo, which I sent by email in 1987-88. — Narendra Modi.
The joke is not on Modi.
The joke is on the "educated" elite/middle class supporters of Modi who have made idiocy and ignorance fashionable.
— NissimMannathukkaren (@nmannathukkaren) May 13, 2019
Another gem from #NewsNation interview
In 90s, Modi used touch screen pad device.
In 1987, Modi was probably the first person in India to use Digital Camera, and also transmitted a color photo via email to Advani.
— Shaheen (@shaheen916) May 12, 2019
Modi: "I used Digital Camera and Email in 1987-88."
📸 Kodak unveiled the first consumer digital camera (model DC 40) on March 28, 1995 in US
📧 Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) launched public Internet access in India on August 15, 1995
Modi is a pathological liar. pic.twitter.com/cCPEUigpNV
— Rofl Republic 🍋🌶 (@i_theindian) May 12, 2019
The first digital camera to go on sale was in 1990. The first major commercial Email Provider hit the scene in the early 1990s – 1995.
Modi ji had used both in 1988.
— Nirmala Tai Halwe wali (@Vishj05) May 13, 2019
Things you learn from the @NewsNationTV interview
-In the late 80s, Modi has a digital camera and email.
-In the 90s, he used stylus-capable touchscreen devices.
-Before he was CM, he could often be found gadget shopping.
-He had no money to keep in a wallet.
— Sachin Tandon (@cugwmui) May 13, 2019
— Junglee (@JungleeTx) May 13, 2019
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