Fact Check: Photo showing Lalu's son inaugurating Bahrupiya Kala Kendra is morphed

By Mounika Dasari  Published on  15 Sep 2020 11:30 AM GMT
Fact Check: Photo showing Lalus son inaugurating Bahrupiya Kala Kendra is morphed

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".

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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.

Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Claim Review:Photo showing Lalu's son inaugurating Bahrupiya Kala Kendra
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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