No! Nirmala Sitharaman did not say BJP distributed 35,000 crore LED bulbs

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A picture post has surfaced on the internet in which a claim is being made that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman claimed that BJP government distributed 35,000 crore LED bulbs under Ujala Scheme, during her Budget speech.

The caption read: “देश की 125 करोड़ जनता को 35000 करोड़ एलईडी बल्ब बांटे गए… यानि देश के प्रत्येक व्यक्ति को लगभग 280 बल्ब….
मेरे हिस्से के बल्ब तो मुझे मिले नही क्या आपको अपने हिस्से के LED बल्ब मिले “

(Translation: 35,000 crore LED bulbs were distributed to 125 crore people of the country … i.e. about 280 bulbs from every person in the country …. I did not get my bulbs, did you get your LED bulbs)


When the fact-checking team at NewsMobile did a fact check, we found that the claim is FAKE.
When we watched the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget speech, at 1:06:47, she can be heard saying “approximately 35 crore LEDs have been distributed under Ujala Yojana”.

Hence, it proves that Nirmala Sitharaman claimed 35 crore bulbs are distributed, not 35,000 crore.

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