Hyderabad: A claim has been going viral on social media that national spokesperson of Congress Pawan Khera during a television show has said, “If you cuss Tipu Sultan, then we will cuss Maharana Pratap.” The messages are shared in Hindi on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook Post Pawan

Fact Check:

When we searched with a keyword ‘Pawan Khera on Tipu Sultan, we found an article published by Dainik Bhaskar in Hindi, which states, ‘Pawan Khera says the message shared on social media is fake.’

In the article, Khera is quoted saying that he hasn’t said anything like that and said that he will file a case against people for spreading fake message that he said, ‘If you cuss Tipu Sultan, then we will cuss Maharana Pratap.’

Dainik Bhaskar Pawan

The article was published in November 2018, which shows that the claim is viral from 2018.

Pawan Khera from his Twitter profile has commented on many people’s posts who shared the same.

Tweet Comment Pawan

 

Pawankhera Tweet

The Hindi comment translates to, “Please tell me when and where I said something like this about honourable Maharana Pratap. I would like you to delete the tweet and apologize or else, I will file an FIR against you with the police. I have already filed FIRs against many other who shared similar tweet.”

Hence, the claim that the Indian National Congress spokesperson said: “If you cuss Tipu Sultan, then we will cuss Maharana Pratap,” is fake. There is no recorded evidence of him saying so, even when the claim is viral from 2018.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter. A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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