A claim is going viral on social media according to which Russian President Vladimir Putin will be visiting Tamil Nadu next year with PM Modi to witness the popular bull-taming sport ‘Jallikattu’.
Various Twitter users & MyNation also misreported and said “Tamil Nadu is all ready to host Vladimir Putin, the Russian president. If reports are to be believed, he will be in Tamil Nadu in January 2020.”
— The Communal Dentist©🇮🇳 (@dr_bharathsn) October 29, 2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin is to witness bull taming bravery #Jallikkattu on January 11 ,2020 in #TamilNadu. @narendramodi @PMOIndia will join. A diplomatic coup. Certainly major boost for Tamil culture. Close to Xi #xijinpinginchennai #Putin visit is crown for Tamil pride. pic.twitter.com/Xv9uYRD9nS
— R. RAJAGOPALAN (@RAJAGOPALAN1951) October 29, 2019
NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be FAKE.
Press Information Bureau (PIB) Gujarat took to Twitter to dismiss reports that PM Modi and President Putin would attend Jallikattu in Madurai in January 2020, calling the reports, “fake news”.
— PIB in Gujarat (@PIBAhmedabad) October 29, 2019
Newswire, ANI, also confirmed that no such program had been scheduled.
Media reports of Russian President Vladimir Putin visiting Tamil Nadu and watching Jallikattu along with PM Modi are incorrect, no such program has been scheduled. pic.twitter.com/lkeU1G5IXg
— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2019
Moreover the Supreme Court had banned Jallikattu in 2016. Hence, the above information proves that this viral post is FAKE.
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