Fact Check: Surya's letter supporting quota for EWS is fake

It states that Surya’s Agaram Foundation has extended support to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin for giving a 27 percent quota for OBCs and economically weaker sections.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  18 Jan 2022 10:00 AM GMT
Fact Check: Suryas letter supporting quota for EWS is fake

Hyderabad: A letter purportedly written by actor Surya is doing rounds on social media.

It states that Surya's Agaram Foundation has extended support to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin for giving a 27 percent quota for OBCs and economically weaker sections.

"The Supreme Court ruling confirming the 27% quota for other backward classes is historically significant. DMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, who spearheaded the legal battle for this, has been thanked by the backward people across the country and their welfare movements. I also joined them on behalf of the Agaram Foundation," the letter read.

"4000 medical education places will be made available to other backward students. In the case of Tamil Nadu, the cross-enrollment ratio of students from the Kongu region in higher education is higher than the national and state averages. It is therefore my hope that this judgment will realize the medical education dream of more than 800 underprivileged students a year. Let Tamil Nadu continue on the path of social justice. We will stand with you. Sincerely Surya," read the letter.


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Fact Check:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter checked the actor Surya's official social media account and Agaram Foundation's social media handles but found no such letter.

Commenting on the report going viral, Rajasekar Pandian, co-producer of 2D Entertainment, said on his Twitter page: "A fake report in the name of Surya has been circulating on social media since 8-01-2022. Avoid it. Legal action will be taken against him. "

"Manoj Das, vice-president of 2D, has lodged a complaint with the Commissioner of Police on behalf of actor Surya. In the complaint, Surya has stated that action should be taken against the miscreants who issued fake statements in his name. The cybercrime police are investigating the complaint," according to Tamil News18.

https://tamil.news18.com/news/tamil-nadu/fake-statement-in-surya-name-about-reservation-complaint-made-in-commissioner-office-mur-663345.html

We also found other media reports by Times of India and News7 Tamil who reported the same.

Claim Review:A letter by Actor Surya that his Agaram Foundation is extending support and appreciation to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on the statement made about the effect of 27 percent quota for OBCs for the economically weaker section.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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