New Delhi: A viral message is doing the rounds in the social media that claims that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving free recharge of Rs 239 for 28 days to all Indian users.
The viral message further says that the Modi government is giving the free recharge ahead of 2024 election so that more people vote for the BJP government.
It further says that such people would have to register themselves on a particular link in order to avail of the scheme. It adds that peope can also access the link via their mobile and add their name for availing the offer.
Busting the fake message, PIB Fact Check has said that the above claim is fake. It added that this free recharge scheme is not being run by the Government of India. PIB further added that this is an attempt by fraudsters with an intent to commit deceit.
दावा : प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी द्वारा सभी भारतीय यूजर्स को ₹239 का 28 दिन वाला रिचार्ज फ्री में दिया जा रहा है #PIBFactCheck
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