President-elect's purported `Hindu nation' tweet is fake

Social media users are sharing a purported tweet of Droupadi Murmu, India's first tribal president-elect. "After becoming the President, my first duty will be to make India a Hindu nation,” reads the English translation of the tweet

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  22 July 2022 5:31 AM GMT
President-elects  purported `Hindu nation tweet is fake

Hyderabad: Social media users are sharing a purported tweet of Droupadi Murmu, India's first tribal president-elect.

"After becoming the President, my first duty will be to make India a Hindu nation," reads the English translation of the tweet


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Fact Check:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter checked the Twitter account mentioned in the viral post. The account does not exist now.

We found many fake accounts in Murmu's name. None of the accounts are verified. One of the accounts was created in June 2022.

https://twitter.com/search?q=draupadi%20murmu&t=S4dUE0DJAEBUMuV0qDiLsQ&s=09

https://twitter.com/draupadimurmupr?t=fg4LtEnKlqcjSIwKeFtVJQ&s=09

Further, we checked the media reports about the viral statement about making India a Hindu country. There is no evidence that these remarks were made by Murmu. If Murmu had said something similar to the viral comments, the entire media would have covered it. But we couldn't find any such reports.

Suraj Kumar Mahto, Murmu's PA, told Aaj Tak that Murmu is not on Twitter yet and that the tweets going viral in her name are fake.

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:President-elect’s purported `Hindu nation’ tweet
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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