Hyderabad: People are sharing a newspaper advertisement of a large photo of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Beside him, is a small image of Mahatma Gandhi.

Above Kejriwal's photo is the famous quote by Gandhi "Be the change you want to see in the world" written in Hindi. Below the photo, a text reads, "Today on Gandhi Jayanti, let us take a pledge to follow the principles laid down by Gandhiji. Tributes to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary."

A Twitter user shared the photo along with Gaurav Pandhi's tweet that said, "Kejriwal is no different from Modi… a megalomaniac!"

Fact Check:

The viral image is photoshopped.

NewsMeter ran a reverse image search and found the original advertisement published in Dainik Bhaskar on 2 October 2021. It was on page 11 of the newspaper.

Find the e-paper here.

As can be clearly seen, the advertisement has been photoshopped.

Aam Aadmi Party Delhi has said that the image is fake. In a tweet, it said, "FAKE NEWS. This is a morphed photo of the Hon'ble CM of Delhi which is being circulated with malicious intent." It had shared the real photo.

The advertisement was also in The Times of India.

Hence, the viral photo is fake. A newspaper advertisement has been morphed.

Claim Review :   A big photo of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal beside a small photo of Gandhi on an advertisement on Gandhi Jayanti.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Shimron Diana

Shimron Diana is a Fact Checker at News Meter. She is currently pursuing her Master's in MA. Mass communication and journalism from St. Francis College for Women, Begumpet. Along with her interests in writing, researching and reporting, she also finds herself interested in graphic designing, visual effects, motion graphics, painting, and content creation.

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