Fake news generator, Postcard news published an article claiming that HD Kumaraswamy transferred DGP Neelamani Raju of Karnataka because she irked CM of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee.
CM Kumaraswamy instructs transfer of first women DG-IGP of Karnataka Neelamani Raju on orders of Mamata Banerjee, because she made her walk few meters!
— Post Card (@postcard_news) May 24, 2018
Mahesh Vikram Hegde, co-founder, and editor of Postcard news arrested for publishing fake news has continued to circulate untrue stories.
The story was then carried by Right Wing newspaper Swarajya calling it Kumaraswamy’s first high profile transfer.
And Its First High Profile Transfer, DGP Who ‘Insulted’ Mamata By Making Her Walk, Transferredhttps://t.co/UkcZhhUqaC
— Swarajya (@SwarajyaMag) May 24, 2018
Interestingly, DNA, one of India’s leading English newspapers, did not think to verify the story, choosing to write the story about the ‘transfer” as well.
Karnataka DGP transferred for 'insulting' Mamata Banerjee by making her walk during CM swearing-in ceremony https://t.co/v8Z5EUinvq
— DNA (@dna) May 24, 2018
The same happened with the editor of ANI, Smita Prakash.
Karnataka’s 1st woman DGP transferred. And Mamataji is not yet PM. She just had to walk a bit. https://t.co/ra8KEbBSSn
— Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) May 24, 2018
BJP MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar, a former journalist, also showed surprising lack of journalistic integrity and asked why Mamata Banerjee got to decide the fate of Karnataka’s police officers.
If the DGP had been a “minority” – wht r chances that this wud hv happnd? 😏
— Rajeev Chandrasekhar (@rajeev_mp) May 24, 2018
The news, of course, is fake. DGP Neelamani Raju has not been transferred.
Earlier today, another BJP MP, Paresh Rawal, tweeted a fake tweet of Rahul Gandhi. It seems that the BJP and its leaders will stop at nothing to defame the leaders of what is increasingly becoming a strong and united opposition. Their strategy appears to be ensuring that everyone is busy disputing their lies so they are distracted by the severe failures of the BJP. Mr. Modi completes four years as Prime Minister tomorrow, one wonders how many lies will be circulated about his good performance then.