HYDERABAD: Amid the increase in fuel prices, an image of a man holding a placard is viral on social media.

The board upon translation reads, "On petrol diesel, Modi Ji is taking 16 rupees and Gehlot 40 rupees, yet Modi, who takes 16 rupees, is their enemy and Gehlot is their friend".

Newsmeter found that the viral image has been edited to falsely claim that Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot charges more price for petrol.


We performed a reverse image search and found several similar tweets that showed the same man in the image. However, the text on the placard kept changing.

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This ascertains that the image has been edited several times with separate slogans to support different narratives.

Although NewsMeter could not verify the original image, it is clear that the viral image is edited with a false narrative.

Claim Review :   Viral image of a man holding placard about fuel prices
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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