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Fact Check: Amit Shah did not tweet this regarding UP assembly elections; fake tweet viral

Vishvas News found that the viral tweet in the name of Amit Shah is fake. He did not tweet in the support of the SP alliance for the assembly elections. The fake tweet was created by tampering with Shah’s original tweet.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: February 14, 2022

New Delhi (Vishvas News). Amid the ongoing assembly elections in five states of the country, including UP, the flow of fake news on various social media platforms has increased. Now a fake tweet of Union Home Minister and BJP veteran Amit Shah is going viral. In this, using the picture of Amit Shah, it is being claimed that Amit Shah has spoken of supporting the SP alliance. Vishvas News investigated the viral tweet in detail. It turned out to be fake. No such tweet has been made by Amit Shah.

What is going viral

Facebook user Jalandhar Yadav uploaded Amit Shah’s fake tweet on his account on February 10, claiming: ‘Amit Shah also supports the SP alliance.’

The fake tweet had the image of Amit Shah and the text read: “फेक ट्वीट में अमित शाह की तस्‍वीर का इस्‍तेमाल करते हुए लिखा गया : ‘हम पूरे पश्चिमी UP में घूमे तब हमें गलती का अहसास हुआ है, हम UP हार रहे हैं, राजपूत होने के बावजूद योगी जी को 5 साल मिले थे, ब्राह्मणों को और जाटों को नाराज करने के सिवा उन्‍होंने कोई कार्य नहीं किया, सभी कार्यकर्ता गठबंधन को वोट दें, जयंत चौधरी जी अच्‍छे आदमी हैं।’ English translation: “When we roamed all over western UP, we realized the mistake, we are losing UP, despite being a Rajput, Yogi ji got 5 years. But he only offended Brahmins and Jaats. All the workers should vote for the alliance, Jayant Choudhary ji is a good man.”

The content of the Facebook post is as it is written here. Its archived version can be seen here. Many other users of different social media platforms have also shared this post with the same claim.

Investigation 

Vishvas News first started scanning the social media handle of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to know the truth behind the viral fake tweet. For this, we used the Twitter search tool present in InVID. On his official Twitter handle, we found a tweet in English on February 5 at 11:13 AM. In this, he paid tribute to the death of BJP veteran C Janga Reddy. It can be viewed here.

During the investigation, Vishvas News did a comparative study of Amit Shah’s original tweet on February 5 and the tweet going viral with the same date and time. We came to know that Amit Shah’s original tweet was tampered with. You can see the collage of both the tweets below.

Vishvas News contacted Avneesh Tyagi, the UP State Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party, taking the investigation further. We shared the viral post with him on WhatsApp. He told that it is fake. No such tweet was made by Amit Shah.

At the end of the investigation, Vishvas News did a social scanning of Facebook user Jalandhar Yadav, who had made the fake post. It was found that the user has about five thousand friends. The user is a resident of Kanpur, UP.

Conclusion: Vishvas News found that the viral tweet in the name of Amit Shah is fake. He did not tweet in the support of the SP alliance for the assembly elections. The fake tweet was created by tampering with Shah’s original tweet.

  • Claim Review : अमित शाह का ट्वीट
  • Claimed By : Jalandhar Yadav
  • Fact Check : False
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