A social media post accompanying a screenshot of a tweet purportedly by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat endorsing that Prime Minister Modi works for 15-16 hours a day, even at the age of 67 is being widely shared. Through this article, let’s fact-check the veracity of the tweet shared in the post.
Claim: Mohan Bhagwat’s tweet – Modi works for 15-16 hours a day, even at the age of 67.
Fact: The purported tweet lauding PM Modi’s working style is not made by Mohan Bhagwat but from a fan account. The twitter handle of the viral tweet is different from the official twitter handle of Mohan Bhagwat. Moreover it is old tweet that dates back to 2019. Further, there are no reports about RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat lauding Modi for his working hours. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
It is not the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, who tweeted lauding PM Modi for his working hours, but the tweet is made from a fan account and it dates back to 2019. The official twitter handle of Mohan Bhagwat is different from the viral one.
The viral tweet highlights the age of Modi as 67, whereas Modi turned 71 on 17 September 2021. The official twitter handle of Bhagwat carries a verified symbol, whereas the viral tweet does not carry any such symbol.
Moreover, the viral tweet dates back to 11 March 2019. As per the information, Mohan Bhagwat joined twitter on 13 May 2019 and most importantly, he has made zero tweets till date. Thus, it can be concluded that the viral tweet has nothing to do with Mohan Bhagwat.
While there are many instances of Bhagwat heaping praises on Modi on various policy issues (here, here & here), we could not find any reports of him praising Modi especially for his working hours.
To sum it up, Mohan Bhagwat did not tweet lauding PM Modi’s working hours.