Rumor has it that Manmohan Singh spoke about the BJP’s position in Tamil Nadu!

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In Tamil Nadu, 90 percent of them are Hindus, but not even a single BJP MP candidate was selected by Tamil people because educated youth from Tamil Nadu go to NASA, Google, Microsoft etc. as administrators. They do not join the BJP – Dr. Manmohan Singh

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Former Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has been quoted in Tamil on social media as saying that the majority of Hindus living in Tamil Nadu do not join the BJP but go on to become big corporate executives. We were also asked about the authenticity of this post by our followers.

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There is no official information that Manmohan Singh spoke about the status of the BJP in Tamil Nadu as featured in the shared records. Instead, Twitter users are posting a similar comment.

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“In Tamil Nadu, 90 per cent of them are Hindus, but not even a single BJP MP candidate was selected by Tamil people because educated youth from Tamil Nadu go to NASA, Google, Microsoft etc. as administrators. They do not join the BJP” as has been tweeted on the Twitter page of Raksha Ramaiah. The controversy erupted when a similar comment was posted on a Twitter page in Manmohan Singh’s name, which was later reported as a non-official Twitter page on News reports.

In a report on The Print website about a fake Twitter page spread in Manmohan Singh’s name in June 2020, that fake Twitter account in Manmohan Singh’s name is suspected to be fake after the controversial tweets were leaked.

The Twitter account in Manmohan Singh’s name was later changed to a fan group. Pratik Sinha, the founder of the ALT website, said on Twitter that it is common for fans to launch satire pages in the name of celebrities.

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There are many fake Twitter pages operating under the name of Manmohan Singh. People think that the information released on fake pages are true and share them. Post that claim  Manmohan Singh had said about the BJP’s position in Tamil Nadu, was not his opinion but was spread on the fake Twitter page.

Conclusion

In our search it is learned that the “In Tamil Nadu, 90 per cent of them are Hindus, but not even a single BJP MP candidate was selected by Tamil people because educated youth from Tamil Nadu go to NASA, Google, Microsoft etc. as administrators. They do not join the BJP” statement was not said by Dr. Manmohan Singh and it was spreading on a fake Twitter page running under his name.

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