Fact Check: Fake tweet attributed to Arjun Sampath goes viral

Social media users are claiming that Hindu People's Party leader Arjun Sampath has demanded that the Indian currency be named 'Hindu Rupee'.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  7 April 2022 3:55 AM GMT
Fact Check: Fake tweet attributed to Arjun Sampath goes viral

Hyderabad: Social media users are claiming that Hindu People's Party leader Arjun Sampath has demanded that the Indian currency be named 'Hindu Rupee'.






The screenshot of the tweet is viral on Facebook and can be viewed here.

Fact Check

The claim is False

NewsMeter firstly had a close look at the viral screenshot and found the mentioned account to be suspicious.

We then searched for the Twitter account mentioned in the viral screenshots. This account had over 2,477 followers. On examining the Twitter account, we found a few such tweets by the account.


On further investigation, we had a close look at the profile claiming to be of the leader. We noticed that the profile picture had an image of Arjun Sampath with a black dot on his face. The cover photo also had a poster that had an image of Hollywood actor Johnny Sins and also of Arjun Sampath.

Apart from this, the location was mentioned as 'Komiyaputhur' instead of 'Coimbatore'.

The bio had further read as 'chief of the Hindus'.


We later found out that the user had changed the bio and mentioned 'Satire' in the bio.


Taking the investigation further, we searched for the actual Twitter account of the leader. The Twitter handle was mentioned as @imkarjunsampath. His bio also nowhere mentioned 'Chief of Hindus'.

Apart from this, we did not find any such tweet. The last tweet made by the leader was on February 06, 2021.

We lastly compared the actual Twitter handle of Arjun Sampath and the handle that's going viral.


Hence, it is evident that the claim made through the viral post is False. The viral tweet has not been made by Hindu Makkal Katchi leader Arjun Sampath.

Claim Review:Screenshot of a tweet by Arjun Sampath
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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