The fake news of demise of former Chief Election Commissioner of India, TN Seshan has been circulating on social media for many days now. The fake news was debunked by many including Boom Live and SM Hoax Slayer , DNA  and Times Now on April 2nd itself. Who would fall for fake news six days after it was so prominently debunked not just by fact checkers but also the mainstream media? The list is long, headed by none other than Smriti Irani, Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

Smriti Irani offered her condolences on top of the tweet of Dr Jitendra Singh who is Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region. Both the tweets in the image below have now been deleted.

TN Seshan’s wife, Jayalakshmi Seshan had passed away on March 31st, 2018. Soon after her death, a rumor started doing the rounds that a day later Mr Seshan himself had also passed away. Boom Live called up the Chennai residence number of TN Seshan and a relative confirmed that the news was a hoax and that he was fine.

Ironically, Smriti Irani has been in news lately for attempts to curb the spread of fake news. After the humiliating recall of the contentious fake news guidelines within hours of being issued, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has now constituted a committee to frame rules to regulate news portals and media websites. It is rather embarrassing that the Minister, who is defining rules to curb fake news, falls for such a garden-variety fake WhatsApp forward.

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19 Comments on "Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Jitendra Singh fall for fake news about TN Seshan’s death"

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Thippanna m.s
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Smrithi is also looking after I&B ministry. If she fails to confirm the news which was fake, then what kind of information that they have on their board? Shame on them.

Awanish Sharma
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This is funny, there are ton of congressi who also fell for incorrect news, this is not FAKE NEWS, Dr S Y Qureshi and R Balakrishnan all fell for INCORRECT NEWS, now stop all your idiocy this is incorrect news not FAKE news

Deepak
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Tons of congressi are not cabinet minister for union of india that too as information and broadcasting minister. It is a yale educated ministers has low level of IQ or her supporters…a tough question

Awanish Sharma
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This only describes your mental status, you people so hypocrite that you don’t know the difference of fake news and incorrect news, you dumbos even SY Qureshi tweeted it, he is former CEC, get in your sense you hate mongers.

Deepak
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You are right here….fake news ,incorrect news etc are USP of bhakta brigade…they have mastery in it .these fake news reaches bhaktas on priority to spread it. for People like me it is a daunting task to find fake news …altnews kind of websites only help us…but bhaktas even don’t know their is the great contribution of these fake news to make damn bhakta. Thats why you are doing extra effort with your limited capacity to spread social awareness among altnews reader about difference between fakenews and incorrect news.

Abhay
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ModiJi said to Smriti “Pagli, we are here because of fake news only!”

Awanish Sharma
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Just like your dad talks to your mom Rascalla

Abhay
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Dumbo, i can’t find tweet on Qureshi timeline. Where is it? Have you taken any snapshot?

And it feel weird that hate mongers talking about hate.

Awanish Sharma
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now I know you guys are not only Dumbo but uneducated Rasvallla, look into site boomlive they have published it their…

Mango Man
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Pakoda Bhakt spotted

Awanish Sharma
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Piddi got her tail in its mouth !!

Benedict Gnaniah
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You never respond to a criticism by whipping up something on the same lines done by others. That not right at all. It leads to anger and hatred. You also need to remember BJP has an absolute majority and they are ruling party. If you are a supporter of that party talk like a leader… they don’t need to be defended.

Vishnu
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“They dont have any children” !
TN Seshan was such a towering personality in a top job. These type of cheap comments can only come from a team led by childless Modi worshipper of childless vedic vishnu.

Rakesh Agrawalny
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Imagine.this lady moron whose only achievement is wearing a borrowed mangalsutra & proudly displaying it, wants to curb fake news when she herself is promoting it!!!!!

Awanish Sharma
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Dumbo, people like you are disgrace to this country, Mr Cheap, S Y quershi also tweeted it, but of-course, you dick less brain less piddi will never know who is Dr Qureshi

Benedict Gnaniah
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No surprises.. she is basically dumb and that is what qualified her to become a minister.

Benedict Gnaniah
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One who is dumb enough to fall for fake is best positioned to curb fake.

Awanish Sharma
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Dumbo even S Y Qureshi tweeted it, cheap PIDDI did you noticed that RaScAllA

Gaby
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The tweet by SYQ was “Sad to know about the passing on of Mrs TN Seshan two days ago. My heartfelt condolences to Sh Seshan. Relieved to know that rumours about him are false.”
I wonder who is the dumbo.