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Fact Check: Fake statement goes viral in the name of former President Pratibha Patil

Vishvas News in its investigation found Former President Pratibha Patil has not given any statement regarding PM Narendra Modi. False claims are being shared on social media.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: June 24, 2022

New Delhi (Vishvas News): A statement quoting former President of India Pratibha Patil is going viral on social media. It is being claimed that the former President praised PM Narendra Modi and said that “Narendra Modi is the only person who made India a good nation. Because he has the ability to take those decisions, which can provide a new direction to the people of India.

Vishvas News in its investigation found the viral claim to be fake. Former President Pratibha Patil has not given any such statement regarding PM Modi. False claim is going viral on social media.

Claim :

Facebook user ‘Rakesh Patidar‘ (Archive Version) shared this post from his profile on 22 June. It is written on the post, “Breaking News, Former President of the country, Smt. Pratibha Patil has given a big statement about PM Modi. Pratibha Patil said that even though I am from the Congress party, but today as a social worker of India, I want to say to that Narendra Modi is the only person who can make India a good nation, because they have the ability to take those decisions which can provide a new direction to the people of India. Modi ji has given a new direction to the country of India, I have also served as a President for the country, but have never seen a leader like PM Modi.

Investigation :

To know the truth of the viral claim, we searched Google through several keywords, but we could not find any credible media report related to the viral claim. If such a statement had been made by Pratibha Patil, there would have been a report related to it.

Taking the investigation further, we searched the official social media accounts of former President Pratibha Patil. But we could not find any official social media accounts of Pratibha Patil.

For more information, we contacted GK Das, Private Secretary to former President Pratibha Patil. They told us that this post is completely fake. This post has gone viral many times in the past, which has been denied by Pratibha Patil himself. She has not made any such statement. He also said that he does not have any social media.

At the end of the investigation, we did social scanning of the user who shared this fake post. Scanning revealed that the user is a resident of Madhya Pradesh. The user has 984 friends on Facebook.

Conclusion: Vishvas News in its investigation found Former President Pratibha Patil has not given any statement regarding PM Narendra Modi. False claims are being shared on social media.

  • Claim Review : भारत की पूर्व राष्ट्रपति प्रतिभा पाटिल ने की प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की तारीफ
  • Claimed By : Rakesh Patidar
  • Fact Check : False
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