9 Baje, 9 minute: Messages float on social media claiming ‘Corona will die by lighting diyas’ | Here is the fact check

The announcement was welcomed by most people and now some of them have also claimed to have found a not-so-logical reason behind Modi’s ‘9 baje 9 minute’ request.

Written by April 3, 2020 20:30

New Delhi: Prime Minister, in his address today said that amid the nationwide lockdown to fight coronavirus, no one should feel alone. He urged people across India to switch off their lights and hold candles, lamps and mobile flashlights at 9 pm on Sunday, April 5, for 9 minutes in a nationwide show of solidarity amid a lockdown to fight coronavirus.

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The announcement was welcomed by most people and now some of them have also claimed to have found a not-so-logical reason behind Modi’s ‘9 baje 9 minute’ request. Soon after the speech was delivered, people took to Twitter and WhatsApp to share what they felt was another reason behind PM Modi’s ‘masterclass.’

Here are some of the tweets and WhatsApp forwards that did the rounds:

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PIB did some fact check and found out that:

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9 Baje, 9 minute: Messages float on social media claiming 'Corona will die @ 9:09 PM' by lighting diyas