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Old Satirical Poster on PM Modi resurfaces amidst his US Visit


A photo of a famous TV series ‘Money Heist’ poster with the text that reads, “MR N Modi. We only rob banks. You rob the whole nation,” is being shared on social media with a claim that it was displayed in New York. This claim coincides with PM Modi’s three-day visit to the US. Let’s fact-check this claim through this article.

Claim: A poster branding PM Modi as a nation robber has been put up in New York. 

Fact: This poster is almost a year old and was put up in Hyderabad before the BJP National Executive Meeting in July 2022. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.

A reverse image search of the viral photo on Google led us to several news reports that featured the same viral photo. Reportedly, a banner criticising PM Modi was displayed in July 2022 before the Bharatiya Janata Party’s national executive meeting in Hyderabad.

The Quint reported, “On 3 July, a billboard mimicking Money Heist came up at LB Nagar – where the BJP has strong presence in local bodies and where the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had held an infamous march in 2020 – stating, “We only rob bank. You rob the whole nation.” The hoarding addressed PM Modi. Additional news reports on this topic can be found here and here.

Meanwhile, PM Modi, who is currently on a three-day visit to the US, will be meeting President Joe Biden at the White House today.

To sum up, this poster is old and has no connection to PM Modi’s ongoing US visit.


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