A picture of a billboard that reads, “Nothing in this country is free. If you are getting something without paying for it, thank a taxpayer. Not to Kejriwal” is circulating on social media. Facebook user Harsh Yagnik posted the picture thanking the taxpayers of Delhi, instead of Arvind Kejriwal. It is noteworthy that the Delhi CM has provided certain services to the public free of charge, including free bus travel for women, free water supply upto 20,000 litres and free treatment at the Mohalla Clinics.
The photo has gone viral on Facebook.
Several users shared the image back in 2020 as well.
Alt News performed a search using the keywords ‘taxpayers billboard’ and found the viral picture posted on a number of sites. It was shared in a June 2015 article by Yellow Hammer, an American media portal. The text in the image does not refer to Kejriwal or any other political party.
According to the article, the picture of the hoarding was first tweeted by the Alabama Free Market Alliance (AFMA) on June 5, 2015.
— AFMA (@ALFreeMarket) June 5, 2015
Therefore, an old picture of a billboard in the United States was edited and circulated on social media to target Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.