In what yet again exposes how the mainstream media outlets and online portal can stoop to any extent in order to malign the government, it has been reported that the news report of the PMO asking the Nashik farmer, who had sent his earnings to the PMO as a mark of protest, to pay online is fake. According to several media reports, Sanjay Sathe, a farmer from Nashik had sent Rs. 1,064 that he had earned by selling 750 kg onion to the PMO by a money order to protest against the low earnings in the farm sector. Some of these reports alleged that instead of taking note of his hardships, the PMO returned Rs. 1,064 to the farmer and asked him to send money via the online mode.
It was the Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar which first claimed that the PMO asked the farmer to send the money through the online mode. It was also claimed in the report that Sanjay Sathe was surprised at this development and astonished by the fact that the PMO have him the option of sending the money online instead of giving him any appropriate relief. After this, the leftist online portals, The Logical Indian and Scoopwhoop, which are known for their biased political point of view, took up this issue promptly. Both these portals quoted the Dainik Bhaakar report and went on to highlight the farmer woes in the country. It is clear that the left-liberal propaganda machinery was positioned to launch a full-fledged assault on the Modi government over this issue and claim that the government had acted in an insensitive manner instead of understanding the plight of farmers. But unfortunately for the liberal brigade, this lie was exposed before the news traders and the left-liberals could cause any considerable damage.
According to a fact check by India Today, this claim of the Nashik farmer being asked to send the money online instead of sending it by money order has been found false. It has been reported that Sanjay Sathe confirmed that he had sent money to the PMO through money order, but the PMO did not ask him to send the money via online mode. As it turns out, the money order was returned to the farmer. Sathe said, “I had sent a money order to the PMO on November 29. On December 10, I received a call from the post office stating that my money order has been rejected and I should collect my money.” He went to the post office and collected the money on December 10.
According to India Today, a local reporter, Nilesh Desai, who had originally filed the report in Marathi was contacted but Nilesh said that he had no idea about the PMO asking the farmer to send money online and he had no idea how it appeared in the Hindi daily. This fake report once again exposes the true face of the liberal brigade and news traders. Dainik Bhaskar must look into this incident and fix responsibility for the same. The leftist cabal seems to be politically desperate and is going to employ all means, fair or foul, in order to malign the incumbent government and relentlessly pursue their agenda.
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