Fact Check: Old picture of Sambit Patra in knee-high water shared as recent

As rain lashed out in many parts of the country, a picture of BJP spokesperson, Sambit Patra, has surfaced on the internet in which he can be seen walking through knee-high water while it’s raining. The picture has been shared as recent.

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above picture and found that it is old.

On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search, we came across several news articles dated July 2018 featuring the same picture.

Other reports can be seen here, here and here.

The picture was originally tweeted by newswire ANI on July 10, 2018, when BJP National Spokesperson Sambit Patra and Maharashtra State Spokesperson Keshav Upadhye were seen wading through water while going to Mumbai BJP’s office in Dadar East, Mumbai.

Hence, we can conclude that the picture in question old.

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