WebQoof: No, Kejriwal Did Not Visit Imran Khan to Congratulate Him
The photo was clicked in March 2016, when Imran Khan met Arvind Kejriwal at his Delhi residence and not in 2018.
Soon after former cricketer and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan emerged victorious in the general elections held recently, a post that claimed that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited Islamabad to congratulate him went viral on social media.
This particular post on a group called ‘I Love Yogi’ was shared more than 5,000 times. It claimed that the “Prime Minister of Delhi visited Islamabad to congratulate Imran Khan”.
Did Kejriwal Actually Visit Islamabad?
But as pointed by SMHoaxSlayer, this photo is actually from two years ago when Khan was visiting India.
In March 2016, Khan met Kejriwal at his Delhi residence. It was actually Pakistan’s now PM-in-waiting who presented the Delhi chief minister with a bouquet.
The fact-checker also quoted a Telegraph article from 2016.
“Four months after meeting Narendra Modi, Imran Khan called on the Prime Minister’s bête noire, Arvind Kejriwal. Imran, who heads Pakistan’s fast-growing Tehreek-e-Insaaf party, met the Delhi chief minister for around an hour at his 6 Flag Staff Road residence in the Civil Lines area on Sunday evening. To no one’s surprise, the Imran-Kejriwal meeting attracted plenty of attention from the national capital’s media corps. Imran, in fact, had sought an appointment via this Reporter. Around 11.00 pm on Saturday, Kejriwal’s OSD, Nagender Sharma, confirmed the appointment at Imran’s preferred time of 7.00 pm or so.”
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(With inputs from SMHoaxSlayer)
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