Modi’s minister Babul Supriyo trolled for fake claims on development project in Gujarat, forced to apologise


Bollywood singer tunred politician, Babul Supriyo, posted a tweet on 19 April claiming how the Gujarat’s BJP government had pulled off something, which one would usually find in London or New York.

In his tweet, Supriyo, now a minister in Narendra Modi’s government, posted a 3D image of an artist’s impression for a planned bus terminal in Rajkot. However, he sought to pass it off as the photo of a real bus terminal, taken after its inauguration.

Supriyo wrote, “This is not an Airport•It’s not in London or New York either•It’s the New Bus Stand inaugrated in Rajkot, Gujarat.”

It didn’t take long for eagle-eyed social media users to highlight Supriyo’s brazenness in taking the credit for something which only existed on 3D image and which was yet to be built.

Supriyo wasn’t alone here. Industrialist Harsh Goenka too posted an identical tweet posting not one but three photos of artist’s impression of how the bus stand in Rajkot would look like once it’s completed.

Here’s how social media users reacted;

Faced with unending embarrassment, the minister admitted his mistake but blamed his friend, who had allegedly forwarded the photos along with the message. This prompted many to allege that the current government led by the BJP at the Centre was being run based on such fake WhatsApp forwards.