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Fact Check: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Did NOT Make This Statement About Rupees Vs Dollar


A picture post is doing the rounds on social media with a quote attributing to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with her picture.

The quote reads: “My family buys groceries & other things with Indian rupees, we don’t use US dollars. Why should we be concerned about dollar value then?”

The above post was shared over 2,700 times at the time of filing.


NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be misleading.

We initiated our investigation with a Google search of certain keywords such as ‘Finance Minister’, ‘Nirmala Sitharaman’, ‘US dollar’, ‘Indian rupee’.

The search did not lead to any post/report where the finance minister had made the above statement.

On digging further, we came across a tweet by Press Information Bureau (PIB), which is the government’s communication wing, refuting the claim and clarifying that the finance minister has not made any such statement.

Hence, we confirm that Nirmala Sitharaman has not made the statement in question.

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