Screenshots of tweets by a handle that goes by the username @LK_Adwani is making the rounds on Facebook and WhatsApp. Several people have believed that the former minister of home affairs tweeted, “The greatest mistake I’ve made in my life is to give support to a cruel organisation like RSS. I have always served the RSS, I have brought them (people in RSS) forward in politics, I have always thought of the betterment of the country. But I did not know that one of my mistakes will push the country to hell.”

“I did not oppose Modi-Shah because I thought they were my children who will make the nation ‘vishwaguru’. But today, they have ruined the country to an extent that citizens cannot even breathe. Had I known this, I would have never handed over this country to these businessmen,” the second tweet on the thread states.

dekho socho samjho or desh ko bachalo desh ki janta ko bachalo .modi ki bhakti tumhe le dubi hai ab.
Bharat desh ki bhakti karo
Or kuch bolna paap hai …

Posted by Syed Shahabuddin on Tuesday, 27 April 2021

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Imposter account

The tweets were made by a fake account which later took down the tweet. The account misspells the surname of ‘Advani’ as ‘Adwani’.

The account was made in December 2020 and was taken down after the fake tweets went viral. We found an archived link of an old tweet by the account when its name used to be in Hindi.

It is noteworthy that veteran BJP leader LK Advani does not have an official verified Twitter account. We also did not find any media reports stating that he did.

An imposter account, therefore, portrayed LK Advani tweeting against the RSS, PM Modi and home minister Amit Shah.

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Pooja Chaudhuri is a senior editor at Alt News.