Fake News About Kannada Actor Divya Spandana Goes Viral On Social Media

Divya Spandana’s Death Rumors Debunked: Congress Leader Alive and Well

New Delhi

In a shocking turn of events, news of actress-turned-politician Divya Spandana, also known as Ramya, being declared dead, flooded social media on Wednesday. However, multiple credible news outlets have now categorically debunked this rumor, confirming that the Congress leader is not only alive but also currently on a tour in Geneva.

Rumors Quashed

As the hashtag #DivyaSpandana began to trend on social media platforms, particularly on X (formerly Twitter), anxious supporters and concerned citizens sought to confirm the grim rumor. Thiru. KT Lakshmi Kanthan, Chairman of Congress’ IT Cell, swiftly responded to the situation, denouncing the rumors as “100% wrong.” He took to social media to clarify that Divya Spandana is indeed alive and in good health.

Divya Spandana’s Significant Role

To provide some background information about Divya Spandana, the Kannada actor first joined the Youth Congress in 2012. During her tenure, she served as the head of social media for the Congress party. Her role was pivotal in reshaping the social media presence of the Congress and its leader, Rahul Gandhi. Her efforts were widely credited with enhancing the party’s image in the digital sphere.

However, in 2018, she stepped down from her role after reports of downsizing within the party structure. Her departure from the position marked the end of an era in Congress’ social media strategy.

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Journalist confirms false news

Earlier, a journalist also rubbished the rumours, confirming that the news were false.

Possible confusion over name

While it is unclear where the death rumours sprouted from, some supporters have offerd a possible theory. Dhanya Spandana shares her name with prominent Kannada actor-director Vijay Raghavendra’s wife Spandana who died in Bangkok last month. Some X users claimed that the rumour may have begun from the confusion over the same name.

A Glimpse into Divya Spandana’s Personal Struggles

Beyond her political career, Divya Spandana, also known as Ramya, had a personal journey marked by challenges. She opened up about her struggles with suicidal thoughts, shedding light on the importance of mental health awareness. In a candid statement, she revealed that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had been a significant source of emotional support during her difficult times. She expressed, “My mother is the biggest influence in my life, next is my father, and the third is Rahul Gandhi.”

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In an era of fast-spreading misinformation on social media, this incident serves as a reminder of the critical need for verifying news from credible sources. Divya Spandana, despite the rumors, continues to be a prominent figure in Indian politics, and her contributions to social media outreach for the Congress party remain significant.