Viral Claim: Rumors in social media claims that “just heard Arun Jaitley no more” is being shared on Facebook. The posts claim that an “official announcement will be made tomorrow”.
Facts Check: False
Viral News in Social Media Twitter/Facebook/WhatsApp/Other Examples:
Just learnt that our learned & close friend Arun Jaitley @arunjaitley is not well. Hope, wish & pray that Godspeeds strength for his super fast recovery & long life. The nation needs him, & sends him warm & loving healing wishes for his good health
Just learnt that our learned & close friend Arun Jaitley @arunjaitley is not well. Hope, wish & pray that Godspeeds strength for his super fast recovery & long life. The nation needs him, & sends him warm & loving healing wishes for his good health 💐— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) May 26, 2019
Exclusive: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unlikely to stay in role due to poor health as PM Narendra Modi begins second term - sources pic.twitter.com/kjJ7B9GhLo— Reuters India (@ReutersIndia) May 24, 2019
MORE: Jaitley has suffered deteriorating health over the past few months - sources pic.twitter.com/qin97RRFTb— Reuters India (@ReutersIndia) May 24, 2019
Facts Check News: Many messages in the social floated with the fake information of the deteriorated health of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s health, many claiming even to circulate it as death news. Posts on Facebook, WhatsApp also claimed that Jaitley had died.
The news went to such an extent that the government came forward to verify the fake news in the social media.
Sitanshu Kar, Principal Spokesperson, Government of India & Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau, tweeted “Reports in a section of media regarding Union Minister Shri Arun Jaitley’s health condition are false and baseless. Media is advised to stay clear of rumour mongering.”
Reports in a section of media regarding Union Minister Shri Arun Jaitley's health condition are false and baseless. Media is advised to stay clear of rumour mongering.— Sitanshu Kar (@DG_PIB) May 26, 2019
There were many messages tweeted after Swapan Dasgupta, BJP Rajya Sabha MP also posted a photo of Arun Jaitly on twitter. People who have seen Jaitly earliar and now, easily found the difference and suspected of his bad health. Dasgupta wrote “
Dropped in to @arunjaitley this afternoon to brief him on W. Bengal and present him a copy of my book.”
Arun Jaitley Ji looks very weak. May God bless him for his early recovery.— KUMUDA CHANDRA PANDA (@kcpanda1955) May 26, 2019
O my God , he looks so frail. May God keeps him in best of his health. Country needs him. He has always been my favourite. No one matches his eloquence n articulation.— ARUN (@ManhasArun) May 26, 2019
Swapan Dasgupta latter twitted “Correcting earlier tweet: Questions about @arunjaitley health understandable. He is recovering from a bout of heavy medication. But he is still in terrific form and his wit is firmly intact. Needs a little rest to get back his strength. All our good wishes.”
Economic times published news on Arun Jaitley on May 23, 2019 titled “Arun Jaitley discharged from AIIMS”. It further said, Jaitley, 66, has not been attending office for about three weeks now and was admitted to AIIMS for undergoing tests and treatment for an undisclosed illness.
Many other people tweeted for the good health of Arun Jaitley
Everyone is discussing my friend @arunjaitley 's health, some out of genuine concern and some for loose talk. Let me share with you that I met him last evening, he is recovering well and is working behind the scenes. Friends and family have convinced him to stay away from public— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) May 26, 2019
Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das met Jaitley today.