Fact Check: Tamil Nadu CM Stalin did not go back on his poll promises, viral post is fake

A post claiming that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K Stalin has announced that the DMK will not be able to keep its electoral promises on waiving education loans

By Misha Rajani  Published on  30 Jan 2022 10:42 AM GMT
Fact Check: Tamil Nadu CM Stalin did not go back on his poll promises, viral post is fake

Hyderabad: A post claiming that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K Stalin has announced that the DMK will not be able to keep its electoral promises on waiving education loans and agricultural loans due to the financial situation of the state is viral on WhatsApp.


The post reads, "We have said that we will waive education loans and agricultural loans in order to win the election. Now the financial situation in Tamil Nadu is not good. Therefore it is not possible to waive education loans and agricultural loans - Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Stalin's announcement."

Fact Check:

With the dates for urban local body elections being announced, political parties have amped up their campaigning. However, no political party leader, including M.K Stalin, has said they will be unable to keep their electoral promises. In fact, the DMK party continues to say that it will fulfill all its election promises one by one in the next five years. Mr. Stalin has also said that he will deliver on his promises.


A report by The New Indian Express dated 8 January quotes Mr. Stalin as saying that more than 500 electoral promises were made and the majority of those have been fulfilled within a short span of eight months. "We have promised the people to fulfill all promises within five years and we will certainly fulfill that according to the priority," he said.

If Mr. Stalin had announced that his party would not be able to fulfill its election promises then major media organizations would have reported it. But we found no such reports. This indicates that the viral statement is fake.

NewsMeter noticed the logo of Junior Vikatan on the viral post. However, we did not find the post on any of its social media pages. A similar post was published on 25 January but in the context of Mr. Stalin's speech on the rejection of Tamil Nadu's tableau at the Republic Day parade. To confirm the post's authenticity, NewsMeter contacted Junior Vikatan and received confirmation that it had not published the viral post.



Clearly, the viral post stating that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K Stalin has said his party will not be able to keep its election promises on waiving education loans and agricultural loans is fake.

Claim Review:M.K Stalin has said DMK party will not be able to keep its promises on waiving education and agricultural loans.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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