A small video clip of British PM, Rishi Sunak performing a Diwali puja, placing rangoli and burning diyas in front of the door, is viral. It is claimed by few media houses to be of this week, Rishi forming the Puja before entering the Prime Minister office.
ब्रिटेन के नए PM ऋषि सुनक ने लंदन के 11 डाउनिंग स्ट्रीट पर अपने घर के बाहर दिए जलाए @RishiSunak #Diwali #RishiSunakPM pic.twitter.com/3Xkty9Rkxj
— News24 (@news24tvchannel) October 25, 2022
Watch: New UK PM Rishi Sunak publicly performed ‘puja’ before entering office; sported Hindu sacred thread ‘kalawa’ #FPWorld
— Firstpost (@firstpost) October 27, 2022
Probably this started from a much viral tweet by an African handle based on which many prominent African personalities/journalists and media houses also posted it.
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The new UK PM performing his spiritual/traditional rituals before entering his new office. We have largely abandoned ours. pic.twitter.com/QMkeAkDkSC
— This Is Africa (@ThisIsAfricaTIA) October 25, 2022
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New UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak performing rituals at the entrance of Downing Street. pic.twitter.com/xBYWFOvlOm
— Benedict Owusu (@KwesiBenedict) October 26, 2022
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Video of Rishi Sunak Performing a Hindu Ritual at 10 Downing Street Is Old!https://t.co/Ca8oWdsDQt
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) October 25, 2022
The new UK PM @RishiSunak alerting the Bachwezi…that he has kusimbula. https://t.co/fcnt0JytQH
— Kin Kariisa🇺🇬 (@KKariisa) October 26, 2022
The viral video is not new, but is two years old.
Rishi Sunak, Himself tweeted the video on 14th November 2020 wishing Happy Diwali to all.
I’ve placed our rangoli outside No.11, the mithai are set to be delivered and the family Zoom is booked in.
I know things will feel a bit different, and it’s hard not to be able to see family, but we will get through this together.
Happy Diwali everyone! pic.twitter.com/4lDI8bH1HJ
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) November 14, 2020
iGlobal News uploaded the video on the YouTube on 13th Nov 2020 –