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Photo of Mohan Bhagwat sitting with Asaduddin Owaisi is morphed

Written by Md Mahfooz Alam

An image of Mohan Bhagwat, chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) sitting with Asaduddin Owaisi, President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is viral on social media.  In the image, Bhagwat can be seen greeting Union MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal and Owaisi sitting beside him on the sofa.

The claim along with the image is being made that a secret agreement has been made between the two ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election. Election Commission has announced that the assembly election in Uttar Pradesh will be conducted in 7 phases from 10 February 2022 to  7 March 2022 and results will be declared on 10 March 2022.

However, Facto News found that the viral image is morphed.

A Twitter user shared the morphed image with a caption that reads: मोहन भागवत के यहां हैदराबादी खिचड़ी पकाने पहुंचे मुस्लिम रहनुमा असर उद्दीन ओवेसी” (Translation: Muslim leader Asad Uddin Owaisi reached Mohan Bhagwat’s place to cook Hyderabadi khichdi)

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

Shrikant Shinde, a Facebook user also shared the morphed image with the same caption.

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About the author

Md Mahfooz Alam

Mahfooz is a multimedia journalist and regularly writes fact-check stories for Facto News. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has worked as an intern fact-checker for The Quint. He specializes in research and fact-checking and aspires to do investigative reporting.

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