Former Union minister Sinha was announced as the presidential candidate by 13 Opposition parties, including the Congress, the Trinamool Congress, and the Samajwadi Party.
However, the claim is false. We did not find any news report which highlighted that Sinha made remarks about arresting Nupur Sharma over her statements against the Prophet.
The claim along the with a picture of Sinha said, "ब्रेकिंग : भारत के राष्ट्रपति पद की शपथ लेने के तुरंत बाद नूपुर शर्मा को गिरफ़्तार करने का आदेश पारित करूंगा : यशवंत सिन्हा"
[Translation: BREAKING: As soon as I take an oath as President of India, I will pass an order to arrest Nupur Sharma: Yashwant Sinha]
WHAT WE FOUND OUT
We looked through Sinha's social media handles and news reports to see how has he reacted to Sharma's statement and the controversy that ensued.
After the party suspended Nupur Sharma on 5 June, Sinha took to Twitter to call the former BJP spokesperson a "fringe element" while also accussing the centre about the same.
Sinha also expressed his views on Twitter about BJP not directly acknowledging Sharma's remarks. He took a dig at PM Modi by questioning whether he is supporting such statements.
In another tweet on 6 June, Sinha again took to Twitter to question PM Modi.
We also found an interview on a Hindi news channel named Satya Hindi posted on 7 June 2022, where Sinha points out that PM Modi has not spoken anything about Nupur Sharma.
More recently, Sinha posted a video on Twitter and compared the the situation of Alt News' co-founder Mohammed Zubair with that of Sharma and said how the latter hasn't faced any legal actions about her statements.
According to a report posted on 8 July 2022 by English news magazine India Today, Sinha visited Vidhan Sabha in Gujarat and spoke about the murders that took place in Udaipur and Amravati over alleged social media posts which were done in support of Sharma.
Sinha said that Sharma's remarks and these killings created communal tension in the nation and it is BJP's way to gain votes.
Clearly, there is no evidence which proves that Sinha made this statement.
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