Lok Sabha elections have ended in the nation but fake posts related to the candidates in the social media are still rolling out. A similar post has got viral recently of CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar. It has been claimed in the viral post that the unemployed Kanhaiya Kumar has assets worth Rs 18 crore. Vishvas News team investigated and found that the post is fake.
The viral post was shared by the Facebook user ‘Manoj Yadav’. The user compared the alleged properties of Sadhvi Pragya and Kanhaiya Kumar and wrote: “The total assets of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur’s are that of Rs 4 lakh 50 thousand whereas Kanhaiya Kumar, who is unemployed, has 18 crores, where from?”
The post was shared more than 400 times. The same post is getting viral on Twitter and circulated over Whatsapp as well.
Vishvas team performed a google search related to the assets of Kanhaiya Kumar. We found many news pieces related to Kanhaiya Kumar. We spotted the following news report on the website of NDTV:
The report was related to Kanhaiya Kumar’s assets. We then visited the website of Association for Democratic Reforms and myneta.info and searched for the information related to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and Kanhaiya Kumar.
Kanhaiya Kumar filed his nomination in Begusarai on April 9, 2019. As per the affidavit, he possesses the property of more than 8 lakh. He has land in his village, which he inherited. Besides that, he has a cash amount of Rs 24,000. Kanhaiya has Rs 3.57 lakh of savings and investment. His total income in 2017-18 was Rs 6,30,360. Kanhaiya’s total income in 2018-19 was Rs 2,28,290.
Then we began the search of the information related to Pragya Thakur. In her affidavit, property worth Rs 4.44 Lakh has been mentioned.
In a news report shared on the website of naidunia.jagran.com, it has been stated that the source of income of Sadhvi Pragya is dependent on begging and society.
We did the social scanning of the profile of the Facebook user Manoj Yadav, who posted the fake link associated with Kanhaiya Kumar and found the user has 28000 followers. Vishvas team used the Stalkscan tool for scanning Manoj Yadav’s Facebook profile.
Article was originally written in Hindi by Ashish Maharishi.
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