Fact Check: Old Picture Of LK Advani Protesting Against Inflation Shared As Recent One

As prices of petrol, diesel and LPG gas cylinders hit a record high, a picture of senior BJP leader LK Advani protesting against high prices is doing rounds on the internet.

The banner hanging around Advani’s neck reads “Remove inflation or step down”.

A user shared the post with a caption, ‘आडवानी जी यह क्या कर रहे है’. (What is Advani Ji doing)

Above post can be found here.

Other similar posts were found here and here.


NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found that it is fake.

With the help of Google Reverse Image Search, we found the same picture in a report by The Times Of India, dated April 26, 2008. The headline of the report read, ‘BJP protests price rise’.

The caption of the picture read, ‘BJP’s prime ministerial candidate L K Advani (centre) and NDA MPs protest against the price rise outside the Parliament House in New Delhi on April 24, Thursday. (PTI Photo)’

We also found pictures of the same event on the Times Group website Times Content dated April 24, 2008.

The description of the report read, ‘Senior leader of Bhartiya Janata Party, Lal Krishna Advani along with leaders and MPs of National Democratic alliance (NDA) protest against price hike of essential commodities, outside the Parliament House in New Delhi on April 24, 2008.’

The above information proves that the picture of Advani protesting against inflation was taken in 2008 and is not a recent one.

Hence, the post in question is fake.

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