On his two-day visit to Gujarat, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was invited by an auto-rickshaw driver, Vikrambhai Dantani, to dinner at his home after Kejriwal addressed a gathering of auto-rickshaw drivers in Ahmedabad.

Following this, an image of Arvind Kejriwal interacting with Dantani’s family has gone viral. Users have pointed out an image of PM Narendra Modi that can be seen on the wall in the background.

BJP Mumbai city minority morcha president Wasim Khan tweeted the image with the caption “Kejriwal got tricked because his host turned out to be a supporter of Narendra Modi”. His tweet garnered 15,000 likes and 2,000 retweets (Archived link).

User @narendramodi177 tweeted the image and garnered over 4,000 likes. (Archived link)

The image has been shared on Facebook several times.

Fact Check

On September 12, 2022, Arvind Kejriwal tweeted some pictures from the dinner that he attended at auto-rickshaw driver Vikrambhai Dantani’s home. The viral image was one of them. The only difference is that the picture of PM Modi cannot be seen in the background of the image that Kejriwal uploaded.

Below we have compared the two images.

Kejriwal’s picture has been used by several media outlets. As is obvious, the picture of Modi cannot be seen on the wall in any of the pictures. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Indian Express article

We also found India Today‘s video coverage of this event. At the 2:35 second mark, the same portrait, as shared by Kejriwal earlier, can be seen in the background. PM Modi’s portrait is absent.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyRk6ic9go4]

Thus, it is quite evident that the image being circulated is morphed. PM Narendra Modi’s portrait was photoshopped into the background of Kejriwal’s photo.

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