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Photo Showing PM Modi's Portrait at Ahmedabad Rickshaw Driver's Home Is Doctored

The viral photo has been doctored to add a photo of PM Modi in the background.

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Edited By :Tejas Harad

As the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) gears up for the upcoming Assembly elections in Gujarat, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on a two-day visit to the state.

During his visit, he addressed a gathering of autorickshaw drivers in Ahmedabad, after which he received a request from one of the drivers, Vikram Dantani, to have dinner at his home. Now a picture from Dantani's home is being circulated to claim that there was a photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on one of the walls of his house.

The photo – which is in reality edited – is being shared to take a dig at Kejriwal to say that everyone in Gujarat supports the BJP, and his party won't benefit from such 'acts.'

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The original photo was uploaded by Kejriwal on his official Twitter handle on 12 September, and one can clearly see somebody else’s photo hanging on the wall.

CLAIM

The photo was shared on Twitter by BJP leader and Chairman of Waqf Development Committee, Wasim R Khan. Mocking Kejriwal, he wrote that the person he went to have dinner with was a Modi supporter.

The viral photo has been doctored to add a photo of PM Modi in the background.

An archive of the tweet can be seen here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

Archives of similar posts can be seen here, here, here, and here.

WHAT WE FOUND

We searched for the picture on the official Twitter handle of Arvind Kejriwal and came across a post uploaded on 12 September, which mentioned his visit to the autorickshaw driver's home.

The post had three pictures and was shared with a caption in Hindi which loosely translates to, "In Ahmedabad, auto driver Vikrambhai Dantani lovingly took me home for dinner, introduced me to the whole family, treated me with delicious food and with great respect. Heartfelt thanks to Vikrambhai and all the auto driver brothers of Gujarat for this immense affection."

Out of the three pictures, we found one that was the same as the viral one on the internet. On comparing them, we found that the viral image is doctored.

The viral photo has been doctored to add a photo of PM Modi in the background.

A comparison of the image clearly shows that the image is doctored. 

(Source: Altered by The Quint)

A further zoomed version of Kejriwal's tweeted photo makes it much clearer that somebody else's portrait was hanging on the wall and not that of Modi, as claimed in the viral post.

The viral photo has been doctored to add a photo of PM Modi in the background.

The picture does not have Modi's portrait on the wall. 

(Source: Arvind Kejriwal's Twitter/Screenshot/Altered by The Quint)

Evidently, a doctored photo showing Modi's portrait hanging on the wall of the autorickshaw driver's home is being shared.

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Edited By :Tejas Harad
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