Many users on social media like Twitter and WhatsApp Messenger apps have come along with various posts claiming that President Rule, ‘Rashtrapati Shasan’ have been imposed in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Users are panicking and sharing these kinds of messages forward on WhatsApp and posting about it on Twitter. However, these messages are fake and part of the April Fool’s Day 2021 joke.
— सोनू दुबे @RSSorg (@Dubeysonuji) April 1, 2021
Big Breaking.. महाराष्ट्र में राष्ट्रपति शासन लगा #MaharashtraGovernment
— 𝗩𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘆 𝗞𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗿 𝗔𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶 (@vinaykragrahari) April 1, 2021
— Non-Corrupted Indian (NCIP) (@BeastSl51427506) April 1, 2021
Every year, April 1 is celebrated as Fool’s Day around the world. Friends and families come together and prank each other by lying and shocking each other.
According to History.com, some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563.