How Did Modi Email Colour Photos in 1988? He Definitely Did Not!
In an interview to News Nation on Saturday on 11 May, Modi claimed that in 1987, at a public rally in Viramgam Tehsil, about 60 kilometres from Ahmedabad, he was the first to use a digital camera. Modi said he used it to click a colour photograph of his mentor Lal Krishna Advani and sent it to New Delhi as an e-mail attachment.
Before you go ‘Oh My Gau’ and claim that the first digital camera was sold in 1990 and e-mails in India picked up only in 1995, let me ask this: If the mythical land of Winterfell can have a Starbucks, why not e-mail attachments in India 22 years ago?
Okay now the serious question – was email operational in India in 1987-88? If yes, could we even attach photos back then? Tune in to the podcast for a fact-check on Modi’s claims.