A message is circulating on social media with a list of points purportedly from an interview of HDFC bank’s Managing Director Aditya Puri. The message claims that Mr. Puri has said India will survive and be victorious in the crisis due to COVID-19. FACTLY has found a series of tweets posted by Neeraj Jha, Head of Corporate Communication – HDFC Bank, regarding the viral message. Jha, in one of his tweets, clarified that while few of the points in that message were from Puri’s recent interviews, the bulk of the points in it were wrongly attributed to him. Jha asked social media users to exercise caution while circulating such content. In another tweet, Jha asked social media users to follow official channels for authentic updates. He asked them to refer to the bank’s website- ‘www.hdfcbank.com’ and official Twitter handle- ‘@HDFCBankNews’ for all interviews of Mr. Puri.
Claim – Facebook post (archived)
1. Head of Corporate Communication – HDFC tweet – https://twitter.com/NeerajHDFCBank/status/1252783777333444608
2. Recent interview of Aditya Puri – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wH8IuPEVOI
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