6 billion Indian voters: PM Modi commits faux pas at WEF

In a major faux pas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today quoted the number of voters in India to be 600 crore (six billion) while addressing the gathering of leaders at the World Economic Forum’s plenary session. (According to Election Commission of India, 814.5 million people were registered to vote in the country in 2014.)

“In 2014, after three decades, 600 crore Indian voters for the first time gave complete majority to a political party to form a government at the Centre…,” the PM said during his address.The mistake was overlooked by the official Twitter handle of the Prime Minister’s Office as well and it, too, tweeted the same mistake.

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