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Raghuram Rajan has not tweeted on Piyush Goyal’s faux pas. He does not have a Twitter account

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A post is being shared on Facebook with a claim that the former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has tweeted on Piyush Goyal’s recent comments on the Indian economy. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Raghuram Rajan tweeted on Piyush Goyal’s faux pas.

Fact: Raghuram Rajan does not have an official Twitter account. The tweet was taken from a parody Twitter account on his name. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.   

Not only posts on Facebook, but the same news was published by some reputed news agencies like IANS Live (archived version), Caravan Daily (archived version), Pro Kerala (archived version), Outlook India (archived version), The Quint (archived version) and Odisha TV (archived version). It was initially published by IANS on their website. Later, the other agencies published the same on their portals. (Some agencies auto-published the ANI news article).

When searched for the tweet on Twitter, it was found that the same text was tweeted by a parody handle ‘Raghuram Rajan’ (@RaghuramRRajan). The description of the account reads, “Tweets/RTs are Unofficial parody”.

When other tweets went viral on his name three months back, Raghuram Rajan has posted on his LinkedIn account that he does not have accounts on Facebook and Twitter. He wrote, ‘Any Tweet that is purportedly from me (I understand some are doing the rounds) is fake.

To sum it up, Raghuram Rajan has not tweeted on Piyush Goyal’s faux pas. He does not have a Twitter account.

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