Fact Check: Is government selling three Khadi mask for Rs 999?
New Delhi : An advertisement is being circulated massively on social media where three Khadi mask can be seen priced at Rs 999. Promoting Khadi masks, the advertisement featured images of Prime Minister Modi alongside ‘Make in India’ logo and a lookalike of Khadi India’s trademark ‘Charkha’.
With such pictures, most of the people thought that the ads have been put by the government. Soon after, people started criticising the government for high prices of masks and also for replacing Mahatma Gandhi’s picture with that of PM Modi.
However, after a little research it was found that the masks were being sold by a Chandigarh resident, who was selling face masks branding them as khadi and using the prime minister’s photograph on packets, without permission.
KVIC chairperson Vinai Kumar Saxena lodged a complaint with the police against the woman named Khusboo on Monday and said, “We will not spare any individual or private firms that are misusing khadi’s name or unauthorisedly using the photograph of the prime minister on products or advertisements. This is a serious violation and a criminal act. Even in the past, we have taken strict legal action against such violators.”
He also mentioned that the incident has misled the online buyers and also hampered the image of genuine Khadi brand.