Hyderabad: Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, often remains in the headlines for putting on different attires. Sometimes, he is seen in pictures playing the flute like Lord Krishna and at times, doing penance like Lord Shiva. Now, before the Bihar elections, a viral photo claims that Pratap inaugurated “Bahrupiya Kala Kendra”.

In the picture, Tej Pratap stands next to an inaugural plaque which reads, “The inauguration of the newly-built Bahurupiya Kala Kendra was completed today by the well-known polymath Tej Pratap Yadav.”

Along with the picture, social media users have also been posting some sarcastic remarks on Tej Pratap: “for the first time a right person has inaugurated a building”.

पहली बार किसी भवन का उद्घाटन किसी सही इंसान द्वारा कराया गया है

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The picture is becoming wildly viral on Twitter too.


Fact Check:

The photo is morphed and so the claim is FALSE.

With the help of Google reverse search image, we found the real picture from Dainik Jagran report regarding this programme. Some more photos of this inauguration are seen in Jagran’s news.

This picture was from March, 2017, when Tej Pratap was the minister of environment and forest department of Bihar.

In 2019, the same morphed picture of Bahrupia was posted by a Facebook Page.

https://www.facebook.com/todaybreakingnews.in/photos/a.820055064739401/2359580037453555/?type=3&theater
Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Mounika Dasari

Mounika Dasari is currently working as a Freelance Fact checker at Newsmeter. She was also an independent contractor at Appen. She has previously worked with Manshuk Securities and Finance as a Derivative Trainee in Delhi. She has work experience of 18 months with Geojit Financial Services as an Equity Dealer in Hyderabad. She has certifications of NISM series V, NISM Series VII, and NISM Series VIII. Alumni from IILM Graduate School of Management in Finance, U.P. Alumni from FH-Dortmund University of applied science and arts in Managing Diverse Markets, Germany. Mounika loves to travel and has been to countries like Germany, Netherlands, Italy, and Switzerland.

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