President Droupadi Murmu has not banned non-vegetarian feasts in Rashtrapati Bhavan

Ahead of India’s 75th Independence Day celebrations, a post claiming that new President Droupadi Murmu has issued orders to ban non-vegetarian feasts inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan is going viral on social media.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  5 Aug 2022 5:00 AM GMT
President Droupadi Murmu has not banned non-vegetarian feasts in Rashtrapati Bhavan

Hyderabad: Ahead of India's 75th Independence Day celebrations, a post claiming that new President Droupadi Murmu has issued orders to ban non-vegetarian feasts inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan is going viral on social media.


The post is being widely shared on Facebook too.


Fact Check

NewsMeter searched online for news about the ban but found no reports that said non-vegetarian feasts had been banned in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. It should be noted that if President Draupadi Murmu had ordered such a ban, it would have been widely reported. The lack of news reports proves that the claim is false.

However, it should be noted that the President is a vegetarian and does not eat even garlic or onion. According to The Print and NDTV, during the President's oath-taking ceremony, guests were served vegetarian meals. The menu comprised sweetcorn vegetable soup, palak paneer, dal arhar tadka, gobi gajar beans, malai kofta, jeera pulao, naan, fresh green salad, boondi raita, kesar rasmalai, and fresh fruits.

It is possible that netizens shared the false post about a ban on non-vegetarian food at the Rashtrapati Bhavan because Murmu is a vegetarian.

PIB Fact Check has also confirmed that the claim is false. It has clarified that no such changes have been made at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Evidently, the claim that President Droupadi Murmu has issued orders to ban non-vegetarian feasts in the Rashtrapati Bhavan is false.

Claim Review:President Droupadi Murmu has banned non-vegetarian feasts in Rashtrapati Bhavan
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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