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Akhilesh Yadav did not make this tweet likening himself to ‘Ravan’

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An image of an alleged tweet by Akhilesh Yadav is being shared widely on social media. It is claimed that Akhilesh Yadav likened himself to Ravan in the context of Aparna Yadav joining the BJP. Let’s fact-check this claim.

Claim: Akhilesh Yadav’s tweet likening himself to ‘Ravan’ in the context of Aparna Yadav joining the BJP.

Fact: This alleged tweet is not made by Akhilesh Yadav. His official verified Twitter handle is @yadavakhilesh whereas the tweet was made from a handle @akhileshyadav which is now suspended. Since a fake tweet is being attributed to him, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

One can see that the tweet was made by the handle – ‘@akhileshyadav’. When we looked for it, it is found that the handle is suspended now. Also, the official Twitter handle of Akhilesh Yadav is – ‘@yadavakhilesh’, not ‘@akhileshyadav’. In the posted photo, the tweet is dated – ’19 Jan 2022’. So, when we searched whether that tweet was made by – ‘@yadavakhilesh’ (his official handle) on that date, no such tweet is found to be made by him.

Akhilesh Yadav’s reaction to Aparna Yadav joining BJP can be seen here and here.

To sum it up, the tweet in the posted picture likening himself to ‘Ravan’ is not made by Akhilesh Yadav. The Twitter handle mentioned in the post is not the official Twitter handle of Akhilesh Yadav and is suspended now.

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