Viral Claim: Fake post viral in the social media claims that “IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s father,  Simhakutty Varthaman, has joined the Indian National Congress”

Facts Check: False

Viral News in Social Media Twitter / Facebook / WhatsApp / Others Examples:

अभिनंदन के पिता कांग्रेस मे शामिल हुवे इनका कांग्रेस परिवार में हार्दिक अभिनंदन

Translated: The big news right now – Abhinandan’s father joins Congress. The family has been accorded a warm welcome in the party

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Facts Check Analysis Abhinandan Varthaman. The Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander has been al over the social media, print media and the TV for over a week. All of Indian’s from a kid to adult knows him for his courage and the way he represented India in Pakistan.

A facebook post shared some worng information regarding his father that, Abhinandan Varthaman’s father retired Air Marshal Simhakutty Varthaman, has joined the Indian National Congress (Congress), the claim is totally wrong.

After checking on the official congress websites, twitter and facebook of Congress members, we did not find a single news to support this claim, hence we categorize this news in fake news category.

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Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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