Shivraj Chouhan Didn’t Fake Arm Fracture, the Image Is Flipped

The claim says former CM switched the plaster from his right arm to his left, hinting at him faking the injury.

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The claim reads that the former CM switched the plaster and the arm sling from his right arm to his left, hinting at him faking the injury.
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CLAIM

Two viral photographs of former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan with plaster on his arms are being circulated on social media.

The claim reads that the former CM switched the plaster and the arm sling from his right arm to his left, hinting at him faking the injury.

The Quint received multiple queries on WhatsApp to verify the authenticity of the photos. The same photo was viral on Twitter and Facebook.

The Facebook page ‘JumlaExpress’ shared the photo which had over 4,000 likes and was shared over 2,000 times at the time this article was written.

Viral post on Facebook.
Viral post on Facebook.
(Photo Courtesy: JumlaExpress/Facebook)

You can find the archived version of the post here.

Viral tweet of Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s selfie.
Viral tweet of Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s selfie.
(Photo Courtesy: Alladin Khan (INC)/Twitter)

You can find the archived version of the tweet here.

WHAT IS THE TRUTH

The selfie photo is a mirror image showing the plaster on Chouhan's left arm instead of his right.

Shivraj Chouhan Didn’t Fake Arm Fracture, the Image Is Flipped
(Photo: WhatsApp/The Quint)

We found pictures of Chouhan in same attire from his event in MP's Jhabua on 30 September. In the pictures, uploaded on his official Twitter handle, Chouhan is seen wearing the arm sling in the right arm contrary to the viral selfie.

Shivraj Chouhan Didn’t Fake Arm Fracture, the Image Is Flipped
(Photo Courtesy: Shivraj Singh Chouhan/Twitter)

In the pictures uploaded by BJP leader Rakesh Singh of the event one can see that the jacket, worn by Chouhan, has opposite button alignment from the viral selfie which confirms the selfie is a mirror image.

Comparison of photos displaying opposite button alignment on Chouhan’s jacket.
Comparison of photos displaying opposite button alignment on Chouhan’s jacket.
(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

In the pictures from different days and events, the plaster is seen on Chouan’s right arm throughout.

Shivraj Chouhan Didn’t Fake Arm Fracture, the Image Is Flipped
(Photo Courtesy: Shivraj Singh Chouhan/Twitter)

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