Railways minister Piyush Goyal was severely trolled on Monday for his latest tweet on Train 18, or as it is now called – the Vande Bharat Express. Sharing a clip of the train, Goyal marvelled at the “lightning speed” of India’s fastest train.
Mr Goyal had posted the video of the train on his Twitter page, using a reference to the opening sequence of the Superman TV show from the 1950s to make a point about its speed. “It’s a bird…It’s a plane…Watch India’s first semi-high speed train built under ‘Make in India’ initiative, Vande Bharat Express zooming past at lightening speed,” he tweeted.
It’s a bird…It’s a plane…Watch India’s first semi-high speed train built under ‘Make in India’ initiative, Vande Bharat Express zooming past at lightening speed. pic.twitter.com/KbbaojAdjO
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) February 10, 2019
Twitterati, however, trolled the minister for what they believed is a doctored video. One can see that the angles of the video, like the train, changed in an unnatural speed.
The video, which was also tweeted by Bharatiya Janata Party’s National General Secretary Ram Madhav and used as the basis for an article by the Republic TV news channel, has been debunked by AltNew.in. The website pointed out that “the video posted is not original, and has in fact been speeded up”. Here is a clip juxtaposing the original video with the Goyal-enhanced one.
Since the truth has been exposed Twitter users didn’t missed to troll it. Their reactions were hilarious to the core. Check out some of them here :
Sir, Delete that and repost this instead 👇😂😂 pic.twitter.com/i7O3VJX6FQ
— Zoo Bear (@zoo_bear) February 10, 2019
BJP will never stop fooling their AndhBhakts, here is Original Video.
— IOI 🤦🏻♂️ (@IronyOfIndia_) February 10, 2019
— ☭ Comrade Dostam ☭ (@dostam_comrade) February 10, 2019
It’s a bird..It’s a plane.. It’s India’s first semi high speed train. வாம்மா மின்னல். pic.twitter.com/MY2KBFrDva
— செந்தில் / Chenthil (@chenthil_nathan) February 10, 2019
I’m really tired with errors that premiere pro gives some times. Kindly let me know the video editor used for this one 😀
— Dhananjay Bhosale (@Dhananjay_Tech) February 10, 2019
Massive respect for Piyush Goyal. He just made the Video 2X times faster and called it Semi-High Speed Train when he could have made it 6X times faster and called it Super High Speed Train https://t.co/z0KDsYTBJ1
— Joy (@Joydas) February 10, 2019
I got an idea sir. Take video of taxes being collected. Then speed video up 2X. You’re welcome sir. https://t.co/o06rSgs79K
— PKR | প্রশান্ত | پرشانتو (@prasanto) February 11, 2019
Even actor Siddharth felt embarrassed on seeing this gimmick from the central government of the nation.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) February 12, 2019