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Karnataka media's major goof-up, claim 'Tamil Nadu gets Mysore Pak GI tag'

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International Business Times
16th September, 2019 18:48 IST

If you were not living under a rock all this while, you would know why #MysorePak became a trending topic on Twitter. Scientist and commentator Anand Ranganathan joined the tweet war with a bit sarcasm after he posted a picture of himself with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and said, "Pleased to receive this token of appreciation, on behalf of the one-man-committee for granting of the Mysore Pak GI tag to Tamil Nadu. Talks are proceeding smoothly. WDTT."

Following Ranganathan's tweet, Netizens immediately took to the micro-blogging site to share their reactions to the news. However, several Kannada news channel mistook a satirical tweet as a news item, claiming that the central government had granted the Geographical Identification (GI) tag for Mysore Pak to Tamil Nadu.

Some even attacked Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharamancalled and called her 'two-faced Nirmala'.

Twitterites are busy posting jokes and memes to share their reactions. Here are some of the funniest posts on #MysorePak.

Meanwhile, Ranganathan appealed to South Bengaluru MP Tejaswi Surya to stop the spread of misinformation. Tejaswi Surya acted on it and called up the news channels to clarify the matter.

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