BJP Leader Charu Pragya Trolled For Spreading 'Fake News' on Twitter, Shares Britannia Annual Report to Prove 'Parle Cannot Sack 10,000 Employees'
BJP leader Charu Pragya (Photo Credits: Twitter)

New Delhi, August 23: Charu Pragya, a member of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is being trolled on Twitter for sharing 'fake news' and quoting Britannia Annual Report for 2018-19 to prove that Popular Indian biscuit maker "Parle Products cannot sack 10,000 employees because they don't have that much". On August 21, Mayank Shah, category head at Parle Products, said that if there is no tax relief in the form of a GST rate cut, the company may have to lay off 8,000 to 10,000 people.

Reacting to Shah's statement, Charu Pragya shared data of Britannia to claim that Parle doesn't have 10,000 employees. Tweeting pictures Britannia Annual Report for 2018-19, Pragya said Parle only has 4480 employees. She also shared a screenshot of a report which says Parle had registered a 21 percent increase in profit for the financial year 2018-19. Twitterati, however, were quick to catch misinformation shared by Pragya. Instagram to Make All Photos and Messages Public? Fake News Resurfaces After Facebook Viral Hoax, Here’s The Truth.

Many trolled and slammed Pragya for sharing wrong information. Taking a dig at the BJP, Twitterati say fake news is now synonymous with the party. Here it may be noted that Pragya is followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter. ‘BJP Spreading Fake News About West Bengal’, Says CM Mamata Banerjee.

Charu Pragya's tweet:

Picture of Britannia Report Shared by Charu Pragya:

Twitterati Calling Out Charu Pragya For Sharing Fake News:

Finding herself on backfoot, Pragya later defended her tweet, saying Britannia is a bigger company than Parle then how can Parle employ 10,000 people. "Britannia is larger than Parle with turnover of 9380 cr while Parle had turnover of 8487 cr in 2017-18. No. of employees in Brittania are 14352 (4480+9872) than how come Parle can have 1 lakh employees?" she tweeted. The damage, however, was done.