New Delhi, May 25: After the results for the Lok Sabha elections 2019 were declared, a video has gone viral on social media claiming a millionaire Indian man celebrated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s victory in the parliamentary polls by throwing $100,000 bills in the air in New York. In the video, a man was seen throwing dollars in the air in Manhattan on 47th street. People were also seen rushing to grab the notes. The 47 street area is known for diamond wholesale. Narendra Modi Appointed As Prime Minister of India For Second Consecutive Term After BJP's Resounding Victory in Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Video of the Incident:
Happened today on 47 street ( Diamond Market) New York $100,000 given away.👇🏼👇🏼in ref to modi victory .. see how this millionaire Indian doing .. pic.twitter.com/HChNPayZ2d
— tikam nariani (@tikam53) May 24, 2019
The video was also shared by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader RP Singh and Author Ashwani Mahajan. Singh tweeted, “Happened today on 47 street ( Diamond Market) New York $100,000 given away.👇🏼👇🏼in ref to Modi victory .. see how this millionaire Indian doing ..” Narendra Modi to Take Oath as PM for Second Term On May 30.
RP Singh's Tweet:
Happened today on 47 street ( Diamond Market) New York $100,000 given away.👇🏼👇🏼in ref to modi victory .. see how this millionaire Indian doing .. pic.twitter.com/7Rsz0hmoXo
— Sewadar RP Singh ਰਵਿੰਦਰ ਪਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ (@rpsinghkhalsa) May 24, 2019
BJP leader Ashwani Sharma's tweet:
An Indian millionaire celebrating Modi victory in NY at 47 streetDiamond Street . $100000 pic.twitter.com/kpjf8kQgiP
— ASHWANI MAHAJAN (@ashwani_mahajan) May 24, 2019
Apart from Twitter, the video was also shared multiple times on Facebook. However, the claims made in the video are wrong. The man in the video is not an Indian, but can be identified as African American rapper and musical artist TheGod Joe Kush. Narendra Modi Chosen NDA Leader at Parliamentary Board Meeting Called by BJP-Led Coalition.
Video of the same incident shared by TheGod Joe Kush:
The rapper posted a video of the same incident on his Facebook page on May 16, however, from a different angle. In the original video, he was seen throwing $5 bills in the air and not as part of a “money shower” tour, and not $100 bills. Joe Kush also posted a similar video on May 4 from which was shot in Nevada.
The video claimed that an Indian man was throwing dollars in the air celebrating PM Modi's victory
In the video and African American rapper, TheGod Joe Kush was throwing dollars in the air as part of “money shower” tour