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Not Migrant workers, they’re acid attack victors receiving relief material from Amruta Fadnavis

Written by FactoNews

New Delhi: As India is fighting with COVID19 and the number of Corona cases are going up everyday, some social media users continue to use this pandemic as an opportunity to spread fake news and to criticize their political opponents. Recently, few pictures of former Maharastra CM Devendra Fadnavis’s wife Shri Amruta Fadnavis handing over relief material to some women are going viral across social media with some fake claims.

What’s the Claim?

A lot of satirical tweets went viral with the claims as followed:

A twitter user posted claiming “Wife of Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis seen distributing Ration n relief materials to a poor migrant laborer woman.” (Archive), Tweet went viral with over 1.6K RT and 4.2K likes.

Another twitter user tweeted the same photos, claiming “ऐसी गरीबी किसी ने कही देखी भारत मे…? महाराष्ट्र के पूर्व- मुख्यमंत्री भाजपा नेता @Dev_Fadnavis की पत्नी ने भी गरीब महिलाओं के लिए राशन बांटा ” (Archive)

Pradeep also tweeted these photos. (Archive)

There are many more social media users who tweeted this fake claim and shared it over Facebook. Find viral tweets here and viral Facebook posts here.

The users took a jibe at former CM Devendra Fadnavis’s wife by questioning the appearance of the women in the pictures, claiming that they don’t look like poor migrants.

FactO Check:

As soon as this picture went viral, a few of our readers asked us to check the authenticity of these viral claims. We just scrolled through former CM Devendra Fadnavis’s wife Amruta Fadnavis’s social media handles and found a tweet posted on 4 June. The tweet reads, “Handed over Medicines, food & essentials to #acidattack victors & distributed these items to #acidattack victors across Mumbai! They cannot wear masks due to sensitive skin conditions-it is their spirit which keeps them going in every adverse condition!”.

She also posted the same post on Instagram and Facebook.

As per the posts by Amrita Fadnavis, the picture was taken while distributing relief material to acid attack victors. She also mentions that they can’t wear masks due to sensitive skin conditions.

ClaimReview: Wife of former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis seen distributing ration and relief materials to a poor migrant laborer women.

Claim By: @vinaydokania, @dyolsingh, @sanjayv_inc

Fact Check by Facto News: FALSE

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