Smriti Irani did not say that govt school polling booths result in more votes for AAP

A quote attributed to union women and child development minister Smriti Irani is doing rounds on social media.

” दिल्ली के सरकारी स्कूल के पोलिंग बूथ देना बनाया जाए वरना लोग सरकारी स्कूल देखकर केजरीवाल को वोट दें देंगे : केंद्र मंत्री स्मृति ईरानी, ” the quote read.

( Translation: Government schools in Delhi should not be made polling booths or else people will vote for Kejriwal after seeing government schools: Union Minister Smriti Irani)

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be fake.

We searched on Google and did not find any authentic news report to support the viral claim.

Also, in the screenshot that is being shared the Twitter handle is @aajTak51. We checked on Twitter and found that the account has now been suspended.

We also found a tweet by a parody Twitter account @ZeeRepublic dated April 24, 2019, where the same quote was attributed to the former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit.

Hence, the above information proves that the quote has been falsely attributed to the Smirti Irani.

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