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President Murmu Accompanied PM Modi For His Election Nomination? No, 2022 Photo Shared With False Claim

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Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Claim
President Murmu accompanied PM Modi to file his nomination.

Fact
2022 image from Droupadi Murmu’s nomination for the Presidential elections. 

A photograph of President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP President JP Nadda has surfaced online amid the ongoing Lok Sabha Polls. In the image, PM Modi is seen handing over a bundle of papers to a person seated across the table. Multiple social media users shared the image to claim that President Murmu accompanied PM Modi to file his nomination for the General Elections. Newschecker found the claim to be untrue.

Multiple Facebook users shared the image with the caption, “While the election nomination of Shri Narendra Modi, the President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu’s presence is a gross violation of the Election Code of Conduct. She too has brought a disgrace to her position. The Election Commission of India must take an appropriate action in the matter.”(sic) Others shared a screenshot of an X post making the same claim.

Such posts can be found here, here and here.

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Fact Check/Verification

A keyword search for “Narendra Modi,” “nomination” and “Lok Sabha Polls” did not yield any credible reports suggesting that the Prime Minister has filed his candidacy for the 2024 General Elections.

Multiple reports, however, stated that PM Narendra Modi will file his nomination papers from Varanasi constituency on May 14.

President Murmu Accompanied PM Modi For His Election Nomination? No, 2022 Photo Shared With False Claim
Screengrab from Mint website

Following this, we looked up the viral image on Google lens which led us to a report by Navbharat Times, dated June 25, 2024. Displaying the viral image, the report elaborated that PM Narendra Modi called JDU’s Lalan Singh while filing the nomination for the NDA’s presidential candidate, Droupadi Murmu.

Screengrab from Navbharat Times website

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An X post by Narendra Modi, dated June 24, 2022, also carried the photograph with the caption, “Earlier today, accompanied leaders from different parties for the filing of nomination papers of Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji.”

Screengrab from X post by Narendra Modi

A report by ANI, dated June 24, 2022 featured a video showing Murmu filing her nomination as the Presidential candidate of the NDA. Around 1:57 minutes in the video, the viral visual can be seen from a different angle. 

Screengrab from YouTube video by ANI

The report stated, “NDA Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu filed her nomination in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24 in Delhi. Union Ministers including Home Minister Amit Shah and other senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members were also present during the nomination” 

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Conclusion

We could thus conclude that an old image showing Droupadi Murmu filing her candidacy for the Presidential elections has been falsely shared to show the President of India accompanying PM Modi at his election nomination.

Result: False

Sources
Report By Navbharat Times, Dated June 25, 2024
X Post By Narendra Modi, Dated June 24, 2022
YouTube Video By ANI, Dated June 24, 2022


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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