Fact Check: Fake Tweet Attributed To Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha Goes Viral

A tweet attribute to former union minister Yashwant Sinha is being shared on social media.

The tweet read: प्‍यार देने से बेटा ब‍िगड़े! भेद देने से नारी! लोभ देने से नोकर बिगड़े! धोका देने से यारी! नोटबन्‍दी से किसान GST से व्‍यापारी! और भाजपा को वोट देने से देश बिगड़े! ये बात जनहित में जारी!! धन्‍यवाद

(Translation: A son can be spoiled by love, and women spoiled by gifts. Greed can spoil a servant and betrayal can finish a friendship. Farmers from GST and demonetisation and the country will deteriorate by voting for BJP! This issue continues in the public interest)

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the posts and found them to be false.

Firstly, we searched for the Twitter handle named @YashwantSinhaa and found there is no Twitter handle with this name.

Secondly, we found Yashwant Sinha’s real Twitter handle @YashwantSinha and this is what we found:

  1. The original Twitter handle of the former Union Minister has a blue tick, i.e, it’s a verified account.
  2. The real account has one ‘a’ in Sinha, while two ‘a’s’ have been used in the in the viral tweet handle.

Using the Twitter advanced search, we were not able to find the tweet from the viral account in circulation.

Hence, from the above information, it is clear that the tweet in circulation doesn’t exist and is being falsely attributed to Yashwant Sinha.

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