Hyderabad: As West Bengal gears up to hold Assembly elections, Union Home minister Amit Shah and BJP chief J.P Nadda are set to conduct a joint campaign in the state in a battle against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress.

Amidst this, a photo of Home minister Amit Shah greeting the AIMIM chief, Asaduddin Owaisi, has gone viral on social media.

According to a post, which is in Bangla and translates to, "Amit Shah pleaded by holding Asaduddin's hands and said 'like Bihar give us Bengal too, I will offer the cash whatever it requires'."

See the image below.


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Fact Check:

NewsMeter found that the claim is FALSE and the image has been morphed.

We ran a reverse image search and found the original image from 2014 on Daily Mail. It shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi being felicitated by BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi. The caption reads, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi is felicitated by BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi."


In 2017, Hindi news channel ABP News had reported that the image had been edited.

A footage of PM Modi arriving at the party office and the original clip of Amit Shah greeting him can be seen below.


The viral image is FAKE. A photo of Mr. Shah with the Prime Minister was morphed and shared with false claims.


Claim Review :   Photo of Amit Shah greeting Asaduddin Owaisi
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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