No! Indian millionaire didn't celebrate PM Modi's victory by raining $100,000

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After the 2019 Lok Sabha election results were declared, a video went viral on social media in which a man can be seen throwing money in the air.
It is being claimed that an Indian billionaire gave away $100,000 to celebrate Modi’s victory.
The caption of the video reads- “Happened today on 47 street ( Diamond Market) New York $100,000 given away.👇🏼👇🏼in ref to modi victory .. see how this millionaire Indian doing ..”

We found more videos with similar claims


When our team of fact-checkers came across the post, we did a fact check and found that the claim is  FAKE.
When we put the screengrabs of the video through Reverse Image Search, we came across a video on YouTube which was uploaded on May 15, 2019, days before the result was declared.
The video’s description read, “Money Shower – The God Joe Kush throwing real $5 Bills on 47th street in the diamonds district in NY”.

We found out that the man raining money is a rapper named Joe Kush, who is doing it for his music video.
We also found the video on Joe Kush’s Facebook in which the incident can be seen from a different angle.

Hence, the claim attached to the video is FAKE.

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