Fact Check: Here’s the truth behind this tweet attributed to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

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Following the demise of Urdu poet, Rahat Indori, a screenshot of a tweet by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is doing rounds on social media in which he had mistakenly written Munawwar Rana instead of Rahat Indori in his condolence tweet.

The tweet in Hindi read: “मशहूर शायर मुनव्वर राना साहब के निधन की खबर जानकर बेहद दुख हुआ। आज देश ने एक महान शख़्सियत को खो दिया। ईश्वर उनकी आत्मा को शांति दें और परिवार को इस दुख को सहने की शक्ति दें

(Translation: “It was very sad to hear the news of the death of the famous poet Munawar Rana Saheb. Today the country lost a great personality. May God rest his soul and give the family the strength to bear this sorrow”)

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FACT CHECK

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

First, we scanned through Arvind Kejriwal’s official twitter handle (@ArvindKejriwal) and found the tweet in which he had condoled the demise of Rahat Indori in which there was no mention of poet Munawwar Rana.

Interestingly, both the tweet were identical, except for the name.

We also noticed that Kejriwal’s tweet came at 6:00 PM while in the above screenshot, the time of the tweet is 4:30 PM.

We further checked and found that Rahat Indori had passed away at 5:00 PM on August 11, 2020. The information was tweeted by Indori’s official Twitter handle.

Moreover, poet, Munawwar Rana is healthy and alive.

In conclusion, by putting our observations together, we can conclude that the screenshot of the tweet attributed to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is FAKE.

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