Fact Check: Statement About ‘Hindu Rashtra’ Falsely Attributed To Draupadi Murmu

A tweet attributed to BJP-led NDA’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu has surfaced on the internet, stating that she has pledged to make India a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ after she becomes President.

The Tweet in Hindi reads: “राष्ट्रपति बनने के बाद मेरा प्रथम कर्तव्य इस राष्ट्र को हिंदू राष्ट्र बनाने का होगा। जय श्री राम” (English translation: “My first duty after becoming the President will be to make this nation a Hindu Rashtra. Jai Shri Ram”)

The above post can be seen here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above tweet, and found it to be FAKE.

With a simple Google search, we could not find any news report suggesting that Murmu made the above statement.

We further checked the Twitter handle in a screenshot (@darupadi_m_) and found that it does not exist.

It is to be noted that if Murmu had made such a statement, it would have definitely made major headlines. Moreover, Droupadi Murmu does not have a Twitter account.

Hence, it is proved that Droupadi Murmu has not made the above statement.

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