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).
— Wasim R Khan (@wasimkhan0730) September 12, 2022
केजरीवाल आज जिस ‘ऑटोवाले” के यहां खाना खाने गए थे 😂🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/r4H7OuSKEP
— Narendra Modi fan (@narendramodi177) September 12, 2022
The image has been shared on Facebook several times.
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.
अहमदाबाद में ऑटो चालक विक्रमभाई दंताणी बड़े प्यार से अपने घर खाने पर लेकर गए, पूरे परिवार से मिलवाया, स्वादिष्ट खाने के साथ बहुत आदर-सत्कार दिया। इस अपार स्नेह के लिए विक्रमभाई और गुजरात के सभी ऑटो चालक भाइयों का ह्रदय से धन्यवाद। pic.twitter.com/SiFCZOizaW
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 12, 2022
Below we have compared the two images.
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.
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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