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As NDA Pitches For Droupadi Murmu For President, Fake Twitter Account Surfaces Online

Soon after the BJP-led NDA announced former Governor of Jharkhand, Droupadi Murmu, as their presidential candidate, a twitter account by the handle of @dropati_murmu has cropped up on social media, claiming to be the official handle of the presidential candidate. Newschecker found this Twitter account to be an imposter.

The account has tweeted their pleasure for being nominated for the post of the President and has accepted congratulations from several BJP ministers regarding the same.

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Fact Check /Verification

Newschecker found that the account had been created recently and used hashtags in the about section, which are both unlikely for official Twitter accounts.

Newschecker started by checking analysing the twitter page and found that the spelling of the name of the new Presidential candidate is spelt Droupadi and not Dropati. The same was noticed in a tweet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Upon further investigation, we checked the website of the election commission to check the affidavit submitted by the candidate.

According to the affidavit submitted, her name is spelt as ‘Smt. Droupadi Murmu’

The details mentioned in MyNeta website also confirmed that the spelling was Droupadi and not Dropati. 

Courtesy: MyNeta website

Update: Newschecker also found tweet by Minister of Education, Dharmendra Pradhan who had tagged Smt. Droupadi Murmu on her birthday on 20th June, 2021. The Twitter account has since been deleted. You can view the old account here. The account had the username @droupadi_murmu which we found on the google web archive.

Newschecker tried to find the official account of Smt. Droupadi Murmu but the search did not lead to any conclusive results. Newschecker tried to reach to Smt. Droupadi Murmu and will update the article after confirmation.

Conclusion

Newschecker’s investigation reveals that the Twitter account claiming to be the official twitter account of NDA President elect Droupadi Murmu, is an imposter.

Result: False


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Vaibhav Bhujang
Vaibhav Bhujang
Vaibhav is a part of Newschecker’s English team, where he spots and debunks all kinds of misinformation, making the rounds on the internet. A Journalism graduate from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, he holds an M.A degree in Philosophy and an M.Phil from Delhi University.
Vaibhav Bhujang
Vaibhav Bhujang
Vaibhav is a part of Newschecker’s English team, where he spots and debunks all kinds of misinformation, making the rounds on the internet. A Journalism graduate from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, he holds an M.A degree in Philosophy and an M.Phil from Delhi University.

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