Join Us On:

Edited Pic Shared to Claim 'Girl Gifted Sachin Pilot's Portrait to Rahul Gandhi'

The original image shows the girl giving a portrait of Rahul Gandhi, and not Sachin Pilot.

2 min read
Edited Pic Shared to Claim 'Girl Gifted Sachin Pilot's Portrait to Rahul Gandhi'
Hindi Female

The Quint DAILY

For impactful stories you just can’t miss

By subscribing you agree to our Privacy Policy

An image, which shows a young girl giving a portrait to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, is being shared to claim that the portrait was of former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot, which was gifted to Gandhi during the Bharat Jodo Yatra.

However, the claim is false and the image is edited. The original picture posted on Congress’ official Twitter handle shows the girl gifting a portrait of Gandhi, and not of Pilot, as claimed in the viral post.

This comes days after the Congress party faced a crisis in Rajasthan as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced his candidature to become the next party president.

But due to the party's 'one person, one post' principle, Gehlot would have had to resign as the chief minister. This led to a rebellion of MLAs, who disapproved of Pilot taking over as the chief minister from Gehlot.



The claim suggests that the young girl gifted a portrait of Sachin Pilot to Rahul Gandhi during Congress' Bharat Jodo Yatra.

The viral picture was uploaded with a caption in Hindi, which loosely translates to, "Photo given by a supporter during Bharat Jodo Yatra."

An archive of the post can be seen here.

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

Social media users are widely sharing the post.

The post has gone extremely viral.

(Source: Altered by The Quint)

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



We searched for the picture on the official Twitter handle of Congress and came across a tweet posted on 22 September.

It was uploaded with a picture and a caption in Hindi, which translates to, "We will respect this."

The picture showed Gandhi with the same girl, as seen in the viral picture. However, the portrait was that of Rahul Gandhi, and not Sachin Pilot, as claimed.

A comparison of the viral post with that of the tweet posted by Congress clearly proves that the former is edited.

(Source: Altered by The Quint)

Evidently, an edited picture which shows a young girl gifting a portrait of Sachin Pilot to Rahul Gandhi during Bharat Jodo Yatra is being shared with a false claim.

(Not convinced of a post or information you came across online and want it verified? Send us the details on WhatsApp at 9643651818, or e-mail it to us at and we'll fact-check it for you. You can also read all our fact-checked stories here.)

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

Read Latest News and Breaking News at The Quint, browse for more from news and webqoof

Topics:  Rahul Gandhi   Sachin Pilot   Webqoof 

Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Member
3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Member Benefits
Read More