Fact Check: Photoshopped Image Of Uddhav Thackeray Paying Tribute To Sonia Gandhi Shared As Real

28 Nov 2019 11:46 AM GMT
Fact Check: Photoshopped Image Of Uddhav Thackeray Paying Tribute To Sonia Gandhi Shared As Real
Image credit: Prabhu GC/ Facebook

As Uddhav Thackeray is all set to be the new CM of Maharashtra and lead the alliance of Congress, Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the state, a lot of fake images have surfaced on Facebook and Twitter. One of the fake images is gaining a lot of public attention. In the photo, Uddav Thackeray can be seen paying homage and respect to the interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi.


ಹಿಂದು, ಹಿಂದುತ್ವ ಎಂದು ಗರ್ಜಿಸುತ್ತಾ ಕೊನೆಯ ಉಸಿರು ಇರುವ ತನಕ ಇಟಲಿಯ ಮಾಜಿ ಬಾರ್ ನರ್ತಕಿಯನ್ನು ವಿರೋಧಿಸುತ್ತಿದ ಶಿವಸೇನೆಯ ಸ್ಥಾಪಕ 'ಹುಲಿ'…

Prabhu CG ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ನವೆಂಬರ್ 26, 2019



Fact Check

The image being made viral is photoshopped. After performing a reverse image search on google, we got to know that Bal Thackeray’s image in the frame inside the photo has been edited with Sonia Gandhi.

ANI posted the original image on their official twitter page.

We also came across various articles reported by media houses like News 18, Times now and Free Press using the original photograph with the image of Bal Thackeray, the founder of Shiv Sena in it. News 18 image caption reads, “Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray pays tribute to party founder and his father Bal Thackeray, in Mumbai on Tuesday”.They have also given image credit to PTI.

Screenshot/ News 18

The photo that is being morphed was originally taken by PTI, but instead of Sonia Gandhi, the image originally has a photo of Bal Thackeray.

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