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Did Sharad Pawar, I misled people, I deliberately misled people

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Fake news claim: A video on social media claiming Sharad Pawar speaking that in order to be secular he mislead the people, he said,” During 1993 bombings trying to appear secular This is how Sharad Pawar faked the 13th blast in order to save minorities”.

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"I misled people, I deliberately misled people"

During 1993 bombings trying to appear secular This is how Sharad Pawar faked the 13th blast in order to save minorities

Irony is these politicians have no qualms propagating "Hindu Terror" theory "

Facts Check Verdict: True

News Verification: The video of Shard Pawar speaking that he deliberately misled people, During 1993 bombings trying to appear secular.

Indianexpress archives news from Aug 2006, we can find the news. Indianexpress states the statement of Sharad Pawar, For the first time, Sharad Pawar has admitted, on record, that he had "deliberately misled" people following the 1993 Mumbai blasts by saying there were 12 and not 11 explosions, adding the name of a Muslim-dominated locality to show that people from both communities had been affected.

To keep the peace, I misled people on '93 blasts: Pawar - Indian Express

For the first time, Sharad Pawar has admitted, on record, that he had "deliberately misled" people following the 1993 Mumbai blasts by saying there were 12 and not 11 explosions, adding the name of a Muslim-dominated locality to show that people from both communities had been affected.

 

As per Wikipedia, Mumbai was rocked by a series of bomb blasts, on 12 March 1993. Pawar's response to the blasts attracted controversy. More than a decade later, Pawar admitted that he had "deliberately misled" people following the bombings, by saying that there were "13 and not 12" explosions, and had added the name of a Muslim-dominated locality to show that people from both communities had been affected. He attempted to justify this deception by claiming that it was a move to prevent communal riots, by falsely portraying that both Hindu and Muslim communities in the city had been affected adversely. He also admitted to lying about evidence recovered and misleading people into believing that it pointed to the Tamil Tigers as possible suspects.

Hence Shard Pawar did spread the news of 13 bombs instead to 12, which he admitted after a decade.





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