Hyderabad: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) West Bengal state president Dilip Ghosh shared an image on Twitter on October 6, 2020, with a claim that the picture in his tweet was taken at Puntor village of Kumarganj Assembly (West Bengal) and that the farmers were expressing their gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
This was posted in the wake of the massive protests by farmers associations against the Centre’s farm legislations.
The tweet reads, “Picture taken from Puntor village of Kumarganj Assembly (Dakshin Dinajpur). Farmers of Bengal extending their gratitude towards Hon’ble Prime Minister… #BJP4 Farmers”. (archived tweet)
Picture taken from Puntor Village of Kumarganj assembly (Dakshin Dinajpur).
— Dilip Ghosh (@DilipGhoshBJP) October 6, 2020
Newsmeter performed a reverse image search and found the same picture in the gallery of ‘Outlook India‘ (image 7). It is titled, “Farm workers put bunches of paddy saplings in a formation that reads “BJP MODI”, ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, in Kaimur district of Bihar”.
In another gallery by ‘One India‘, this same image (picture 39) was found and is titled,”Kaimur: Farm workers put bunches of paddy saplings in a formation that reads “BJP MODI”, ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, in Kaimur district of Bihar, Sunday, July 12, 2020″
This picture was taken in July 2020 ahead of Bihar Assembly polls and is not related to the framers’ protest.
Evidently, an old picture from Bihar was posted by Dilip Ghosh with false claims.