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Viral Graphic Related To 2021 Cabinet Rejig, Does Not Show Educational Background Of Modi 3.0 Ministers

Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim

The educational qualifications of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest Union Council of Ministers.

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here. We received this infographic on our Whatsapp tipline (9999499044), requesting us to fact-check it.

Modi Cabinet 2024

Having secured the numbers, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government took shape on June 9 when Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister, along with 30 Cabinet Ministers, five Ministers of State with Independent Charge, and 36 Ministers of State (MoS). Modi’s new Council of Ministers is 72-strong and comprises 11 ministers belonging to NDA partners TDP, JDU, LJP, Shiv Sena, and others.

Fact

Newschecker ran a reverse image search, which led us to this News18 report, dated July 7, 2021, headlined, “PM Modi’s New Team: Younger and Inclusive Cabinet Explained in GFX”, featuring the same infographic. “News18 gives an overview of the rejigged Team Modi with representation of castes and communities, education, experience etc,” read the report.

The same graphic was featured in this CNBCTV18 report, dated July 8, 2021, stating, “To ensure the Cabinet has the right mix of professionals also, there are 13 lawyers, six doctors, five engineers and seven civil servants out of the 43 members being sworn in today,” adding that it was the first Cabinet reshuffle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term.

Also Read: Rahul Gandhi Watching PM Modi Taking Oath? Viral Footage Is Edited

Result: Missing Context

Source
News18 report, July 7, 2021
CNBCTV18 report, July 8, 2021


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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