HYDERABAD: Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh told NDTV that he is quitting Congress.

Later media outlets including NDTV, Zee News, Hindustan Times, India TV, and The Tribune reported that Singh removed 'Congress' from his Twitter bio.

"Amarinder Singh Drops Congress From Twitter Bio After Saying He'll Quit," NDYV headline reads.

Hindustan Times headline reads, "Amarinder Singh removes Congress from Twitter bio, all eyes on Captain's next move."




FACT CHECK:

The reports are false.

As of October 2, 2021, Singh's Twitter bio reads, "Army Veteran | Former Chief Minister Punjab | Continuing to serve the State"

https://twitter.com/capt_amarinder

NewsMeter found that Amarinder Singh did not mention 'Congress' in his Twitter bio even when he was the CM of Punjab.

The Fact check team checked the online archives of his Twitter profile available on the Wayback machine (digital archive) and found that Singh did not have Congress mentioned in his bio in the past. The team checked on dates: 28 September 2021, 4 September 2021, 30 August 2021, and 1 January 2021. Throughout the year, the word `Congress' has not been mentioned in his bio.

Clearly, if there has been no past mention of the party's name in the bio, there is no way Singh "would drop" or "remove" it after resignation.


Evidently, reports that Singh removed 'Congress' from his Twitter bio after quitting as Punjab chief minister are false.

Claim Review :   Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh removes Congress from his Twitter bio.
Claimed By :  media outlets
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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