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Fact Check: Are Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinet and Ragini Nayak Christian?

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It is being claimed by users on social media sites that Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinet and Ragini Nayak are Christians.

A Twitter user tweeted, “very important information has been received, Congress spokesperson Ragini Nayak Supriya Shrinet is Christian, most of the Congress leaders have become Christian, fooling the people of the country with Hindu names because according to their leader, if they do not adopt Christianity, then. There is no place for them in the Congress party, this was told by a Congress spokesperson in 2017 who was not only expelled from the party but also threatened with death, that is why the God of Hindus is mocked in a TV debate in Hindi.”

Fact Check

To fact-check the viral claim that Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinet and Ragini Nayak are Christian, we did a simple Google search with the help of a few keywords. During this, we got the profiles of Supriya Shrinet and Ragini Nayak from many websites.

On the website of  oneindia, Supriya Shrinet was born in February 1977. His father’s name is Harshvardhan Singh. According to wikipedia page Harsh Vardhan (1 December 1947 – 4 October 2016) was a politician from Uttar Pradesh. He entered politics with the Socialist Party but later joined the Congress. He was elected MP twice from Maharajganj constituency of Uttar Pradesh in 1989 and 2009.

Journalist Supriya Shrinet is the National Spokesperson of the Indian National Congress Party and a member of the Coordination Group. Prior to joining politics, she was working as an executive editor at The Times Group. She has worked in the field of journalism for about 18 years. Congress had made him a candidate from Maharajganj in 2019.

On the other hand, newsunzip.com quoted Supriya’s profile on the Election Commission of India to say that she is married. She has not shared her husband’s name and identity. Her husband worked in the Finance and Insurance Company. She has not even shared any picture of her husband on any social media account.

On the website of wikibio.in , it is mentioned that Congress leader Ragini Nayak was born on 21 September 1982 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. She completed his schooling at New Era Public School, Mayapuri, New Delhi. In addition, she did BA in Honors in English Language and Literature and an MA in English from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. She also did LLB from Delhi University’s Campus Law Center. She was deeply interested in politics since her college days.

She married Ashok Basoya, former Vice President of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) on 5 May 2013. Before marriage, the two knew each other for eight years. Ashok is an advocate and is also a member of the All India Congress Committee. Both have a son Abhyudaya Basoya.

starsunfolded.com  mentions that Ragini Nayak is from the Hindu religion and she belongs to Scheduled Tribe (ST).

Conclusion

It is clear from this fact check of DFRAC that Congress leaders Supriya Shrine and Ragini Nayak are not Christians but Hindus, hence the claim of social media users is misleading.

Claim: Congress spokesperson Supriya Srinet and Ragini Nayak are Christians

Claimant: Social Media Users

Fact Check: Misleading

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