Hyderabad: A banner carrying the picture of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is going viral on social media. Users claim that the chief minister had congratulated the public for a new speed breaker in Sagarpur Sabzi Mandi.

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Fact Check

The viral picture is False.

NewsMeter performed a Google Reverse Image Search and found that the original picture was morphed.

We also found a tweet by Supreme Court advocate and national Spokesperson Jannayak Janta Party, Prateek Som who had shared the picture of the banner on November 08, 2020. He shared the tweet with a caption: "Banners of @ArvindKejriwal at every 15-20 meters. Congratulations for what? For road repair work of road. Is he a CM or what? Only advertisement no work"

NewsMeter then compared the viral image with the original image.

The 2020 picture mentions the construction of the Rohtak road to finally begin. We searched for reports related to the construction. We found a report by The New Indian Express which was published on November 7, 2020.

According to the report, in a major relief to the commuters, the Rohtak Road is going to get a makeover after nine years. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Rohtak Road.

This was also reported by many mainstream media such as Times of India and Daily Pioneer.

We then searched for reports that would prove that a speed breaker was constructed at the Sagarpur Sabzi Mandi in Delhi. However, we found no such reports.

Meanwhile, the Financial Express on June 18, 2021, had published a report titled "AAP MLA inaugurates speed breaker in Delhi; gets brutally trolled on social media."

The report had quoted Shiv Charan Goel, an AAP MLA from Moti Nagar. "Under the leadership of Honourable Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal Ji, development work in Moti Nagar is continuing despite the COVID-19 pandemic. To prevent speed and accidents, we inaugurated a tabletop speed breaker near Fun Cinema, at Motinagar Red Light Crossroad," he said.

The claim was also debunked by The Print and Alt News.

Evidently, the claim in the viral picture is morphed. There is no news on any speed breaker being installed in the Sagarpur Sabzi Mandi but in the Moti Nagar. The original picture was clicked in 2020.

Claim Review :   Kejriwal congratulated Delhi public for speed breaker installed in Sagarpur Sabzi Mandi
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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