18/03/2016 5:25 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

This Union Minister Claims Nostradamus Predicted 'Modi Era' 450 Years Ago

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 03: PM Narendra Modi's Election Rally in Rohini for Delhi Assembly Elections on February 03, 2015 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Pradeep Gaur/Mint via Getty Images)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is no ordinary man, he is apparently a 'superpower administrator' who will soon become the 'global master'. According to Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, this is what French seer Nostradamus had said when he predicted 'The Modi Era', 450 years ago.

In a Facebook post, the Arunachal MP said that in the year 1555, Nostradamus had predicted that between 2014 to 2026, "a man will lead india, whom initially, people will hate but after that people will love him so much that he will be engaged in changing the country’s plight and direction."

"A middle aged superpower administrator will bring golden age not only in India but on the entire world. Under his leadership India will not only just become the Global Master, but many countries will also come into the shelter of India," the minister wrote on the FB post, with a picture of Modi with German chancellor Angela Merkel.

Rijiju also showed how the seat share of BJP (2+8+3), NDA (3+3+7), UPA (5+8) and others (1+4+8) all add up to 13. Though we aren't sure what's the number 13 got to do with 'Modi era', but it seems the minister got the numbers a bit off, and the right numbers don't really add up to 13.

The BJP won 282 seats, not 283. NDA won 336, not 337 and UPA got 59.

This is his FB post that has already been shared nearly 2K times.

AMAZING FACTS !!!In Current of Lok SabhaBJP - 283 Seats 2+8+3 = 13NDA - 337 Seats 3+3+7 = 13UPA - 58 Seats ...

Posted by Kiren Rijiju on Thursday, 17 March 2016

It's ok for ministers to get a bit carried away with Modi's larger-than-life image and indulge in a little harmless public sycophancy. But it would be useful for a young minister with a sensitive portfolio to do some checks before posting Whatsapp forwards as facts. It was not so long ago that his boss Rajnath Singh got egg on his face for mistaking a fake Twitter account of a terrorist.