While most wives across the country are fasting on the occasion of Karwa Chauth, Home Minister Rajnath Singh is said to have observed a day long fast today for long life of Rafale jet.
Sources within the ministry revealed that the Home Minister skipped both breakfast and lunch which fueled speculations that he may be observing a fast today.
Speaking exclusively to Faking News, a senior Home Ministry official said, “Rajnathji is very particular about his meals. Maybe on the occasion of Karwa Chauth he is fasting for the jets that were inducted earlier this month. It will all be clear later in the evening after the moon makes an appearance.”
On earlier occasion, the Home Minister performed shastra puja on Vijayadashmi which evoked sharp reaction from opposition parties. Many criticized the move as calling it unnecessary mix of religion and national security.
The latest news of ‘fasting’ could also provide fodder for renewed attacks. Congress and other opposition parties were seen taking digs at the Home Minister on social media.
However later in the day, the Minister while speaking to media persons clarified that he did indeed skip his meal. But that wasn’t for the jets.
“It is true that I couldn’t have my breakfast and lunch as I had some important meetings scheduled today. But this news of Karwa Chauth for Rafale is false news. Probably some fake news site propagated story. Please don’t fall for that drivel,” he said while
The clarification however did not stop some news channels from going overboard and praising the Home Minister for being devoted to the Rafale jets.