No, these celebs have not joined BJP; here’s the entire truth

No, these celebs have not joined BJP; here's the entire truth

A post uploaded by a facebook page ‘ I support Modi’ is going viral.

It claims that a bunch of celebrities are joining BJP. These celebs include Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambir and Sunny Deol.

The post was shared by my than 12,000 people.

 

FACT CHECK 

On cropping the picture and researching each image we can, we found out the truth regarding each celebrity.

Virat Kohli

This picture of Virat Kohli has been photoshopped and BJP scarf and cap was added to the picture. The original picture was taken in 2017 when the star and his wife Anushka  Sharma met PM Narendra Modi to extend wedding reception invitation. Here’s the original picture.

 

Sachin Tendulkar

This picture Sachin Tendulkar was taken at his visit to the Siddhivinayak temple in 2015. The picture was uploaded by siddhivinayak.org and caption read –

“Visitor Of the Day – 24th April 2015
Sachin Tendulkar visited Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple along with members of family on the ocassion of his 42nd birthday. Seen here with Hon’ble trustee Shri. Mahesh Mudliar and EO Shri. Mangesh Shinde. “

 

Sunny Deol 

Upon using the keywords to search, we found out that this picture of Sunny Deol was taken at a roadshow in March 2014 in Baghpat.

In 2017, Sunny clarified that he will not be standing in any election for the time being


Gautam Gambhir  

This picture of Gambhir was taken back in 2014 Lok Sabha elections when he was campaigning for BJP candidate Arun Jaitley in Amritsar

However, there were several reports that Gambir is expected to contest on BJP ticket in 2019.

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