An image of a poster of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal that reads, “Congratulations! A new speed breaker has been built in Sagarpur’s vegetable market” is being widely shared across all the social media platforms.
BJP leader Major Surendra Poonia shared the viral image of CM Arvind Kejriwal on his official Twitter handle and wrote; ‘Thank You Kejriwal Ji’, in the caption which has been, as of now, retweeted by 1585 users and has gotten 8,876 likes. Archived.
Thank you Kejriwal Ji 🌹🙏 pic.twitter.com/2ErXKl0UCd
— Major Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) June 24, 2021
Many BJP leaders such as Virendra Babbar, Kamaljeet Sehrawat, and BJP national spokesperson, Gaurav Bhatia, shared the viral image of the poster of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on their official social media accounts. Click here and here to view their posts. However, BJP national spokesperson, Gaurav Bhatia, deleted his post later on. To view the archived version click here.
Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in charge, Charu Pragya, has also joined the queue and shared the same image of the poster with the caption, “The advertisement expenditure of CM Sahab continues! Click here
The advertisement expenditure of CM Sahab continues! https://t.co/aRkgTVmahG
— Charu Pragya🇮🇳 (@CharuPragya) June 23, 2021
A Twitter account that goes by the name, @MeghUpdates, has also tweeted the same image of the poster which has been liked by 10.8k times. More Twitter claims can be viewed here. It has also been shared by many Facebook users.
This poster of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal started going viral after Delhi MLA Shiv Charan Goel shared the images of the inauguration of Moti Nagar speed break on his Twitter account on June 16. Charan Goel then got trolled by netizens on social media.
Upon several requests to debunk the viral claim, our team did a relevant keyword search and found an old tweet of Prateek Som, a Supreme Court lawyer, on his official Twitter handle which shows the original poster of Arvind Kejriwal that reads as, ‘बधाई! जखीरा गोलचक्कर से मुंडका रोहतक रोड का मर्रम्मत कार्य शूरु’ (Translation: Congratulations! redevelopment work from Jakhira roundabout to Mundka Rohtak road has started).
Banners of @ArvindKejriwal at every 15-20 meters.
Congratulations for what? For repair work of road.
Is he a CM or what?
Only advertisement no work pic.twitter.com/GcgkBKdGrL
— Prateek som (@Prateeksom2) November 8, 2020
We also found a video uploaded on Nov 2020 on AAP’s official YouTube channel of the ceremony held to lay the cornerstone for the redevelopment work of Rohtak road connecting Delhi to Haryana. The same poster can be seen at the beginning of the video. The thumbnail of the video reads as, ‘Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal laying the foundation stone of redevelopment of Rohtak road.’
Conclusion: The viral image shared by BJP leaders and several other social media users is morphed.
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