Fact Check: Viral letter in the name of Tamil Nadu BJP president Annamalai is fake

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister for the third consecutive time on Sunday after the victory of the NDA alliance in the Lok Sabha elections. A total of 71 of his ministers were also administered the oath of office and secrecy. Meanwhile, an alleged letter written on the BJP letterhead is going viral on social media, which bears the alleged signature of Tamil Nadu BJP President Annamalai. The letter states that Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be made the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Yogi Adityanath of Haryana at the end of 2024. Vishvas News investigated the viral letter. It turned out to be fake. Tamil Nadu BJP President Annamalai, while talking to Vishvas News, confirmed that the letter is fake.

What is going viral?

Facebook user Kuldeep Singh Lodhi (archive link) posted this letter and wrote, 'Shivraj Singh will remain the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh till the end of 2024 and Yogi will remain the CM of Haryana, this will be fine.' The viral letter reads, 'Bharatiya Janata Party, former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan should be made the next Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in the last month of 2024. The next Chief Minister of Haryana in 2024 will be the current Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. K. Annamalai. State President-Bharatiya Janata Party'


To find out the truth of the viral letter, Vishwas News started searching on Google with the relevant keywords. No news related to this letter was found anywhere. The viral letter had the alleged signature of Tamil Nadu BJP President Annamalai, so the social media handles of Tamil Nadu BJP were also searched. The viral letter was not found anywhere. But we found another letter on the BJP letterhead, whose text was different, but it was similar to the viral letter. Below you can see the difference between the two.

Vishvas News contacted Tamil Nadu BJP President Annamalai regarding this matter. He called it fake and said, 'This letter is fake. Someone has electronically signed this fake letter.' The viral post was shared by a Facebook user named Kuldeep Singh Lodhi. The user has around 5000 friends on Facebook and he is a resident of Uttar Pradesh.


Vishvas News found in its investigation that this letter is fake and wrong. K Annamalai has not issued this letter regarding Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Yogi Adityanath.

(This story was originally published by Vishvas NewsAnd republished by NBT as part of Shakti Collective.)

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