A Facebook user named ‘Sunil Negi’ shared a post on 31 May 2019. The post as translated from Hindi claimed that Javed Akhtar said, “If Modi becomes the PM again, then I and Shabana Azmi will leave the country…”Let us see what the facts are!
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Based on the claim mentioned in the post by Javed Akhtar, when we started searching for evidences on Google, we came across an article by ‘TimesOfIndia’. In this news article dated 02-May-2019, there is a video shown where Javed Akhtar has said that he does not like Modi and Amit Shah and he cannot imagine Rahul Gandhi as a Prime Minister either. To read the entire article, please click on the link given below.
Apart from this when we searched on Javed Akhtar’s verified Twitter account to find any such statements made by him, we came across his response given on 12 May 2019 at one of Shabana Azmi’s tweet.
When Shabana Azmi was trolled in a tweet for falsifying the alleged statement that she will leave the country if Modi gets re-elected as the PM, Javed Akhtar took a stand for her by denying the claim.
‘EconomicTimes’ published a news dated 11th May 2019, where Shabana Azmi stated that these statements are ‘pure fabrication’. To read the entire article, please click on the link given below.
Fact Crescendo has fact checked and confirms that the Shabana Azmi or Javed Akhtar never gave a statement “If Modi becomes the PM again, then I and Shabana Azmi will leave the country…”
We categorise the story as FALSE.
FactCrescendo advises its readers to refrain from sharing such misleading and communally biased photographs and do a self-check on the true narrative of such incidents before believing them.
Title:Did Javed Akhtar said he will leave India along with Shabana Azmi and if Modi voted to power again? Fact Check!Fact Check By: Nita Rao