Fact Check: BSP flag becomes BJP flag in this viral edited photo

A photo showing four men standing on each other’s shoulders and hoisting a BJP flag on an electricity pole in Tamil Nadu is going viral on social media.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  13 Jun 2022 2:57 PM GMT
Fact Check: BSP flag becomes BJP flag in this viral edited photo

Hyderabad: A photo showing four men standing on each other's shoulders and hoisting a BJP flag on an electricity pole in Tamil Nadu is going viral on social media.





Fact Check:

The claim is misleading.

NewsMeter did a reverse image search on Google and found a tweet by Shirisha Swaero Akinapally, the Bahujan Samaj Party's spokesperson for Telangana, from 31 May 2022. She had shared the same image but instead of the BJP flag, the men are holding a BSP flag.

The caption, when translated, reads, "Do not work with devices when the will is great. Our brothers and sisters climbed the ladder and hoisted the blue flag at the heartbeat of the masses. Millions of such youths are following in the footsteps of RS Praveen Swaero for the establishment of a Bahujan Rajya Sabha in Telangana."

The tweet was retweeted by Dr. R.S Praveen Kumar who is the chief coordinator of the Bahujan Samaj Party, Telangana. The caption read, "BSP Telangana at work. No rest till we make the poor the ruler."

Below is the comparison of the viral image with the original image:


It is evident that the viral image has been edited.

Claim Review:A photo showing four men hoisting a BJP flag on an electricity pole in Tamil Nadu.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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