Morphed Pic of Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann Shared Ahead of Punjab Polls
The original photo shows Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leader Bhagwant Mann sitting atop a cot in a mustard farm.
The photo is being shared days before AAP is expected to announce its chief ministerial candidate for the state polls.
But the photo is edited. The original photo shows Kejriwal and Mann seated in a mustard farm, where they interacted with farmers and villagers in Chamkaur Sahib in Punjab's Rupnagar.
Sharing the photograph, Secretary of BJP Delhi Impreet Singh Bakshi wrote that the two are sitting at the right place.
WHAT WE FOUND OUT
We conducted a reverse image search on the photo, and came across a tweet by a member of AAP's national social media team, which showed CM Kejriwal and Mann in what appeared to be a field.
Using keywords such as 'Kejriwal, Bhagwant Mann in field,' we found a news report by The Tribune, which carried the same image as the tweet.
As per the report, Kejriwal and Mann had visited incumbent Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi's constituency, Chamkaur Sahib and interacted with farmers and asked them about their lives and livelihoods.
It also noted that the image was a screen grab of a video shared by the party. We looked for the video and found one uploaded to the Aam Aadmi Party's verified YouTube channel.
At the 20-seconds mark, both leaders can be seen seated in the same position as seen in the viral, morphed photo.
Here's a slider to show how the image was manipulated.
Evidently, a photo of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and AAP MLA Bhagwant Mann was morphed to show them seated in front of a liquor shop, ahead of the upcoming polls in Punjab.
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