A picture of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is going viral. In the photo, CM Khattar’s clothes look stained. Social media users are claiming that it is a recent photo.
“रोहतक में हरियाणा के मुख्यमंत्री मनोहर लाल खट्टर साहब कल की तस्वीर है जय किसान, विजयी किसान, किसान एकता जिंदाबाद”, the Facebook post read.
Translation: In Rohtak The Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar Sahab’s picture of yesterday ‘Jai Kisan, victorious farmer, Kisan Ekta Zindabad’
The post was shared extensively on Facebook:
NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the photo to be OLD.
Firstly, through the Reverse Image Search tool, we found the original image of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar in a news report published on the website of The Times of India.
The report was published on May 18, 2018. According to the news item, when CM Khattar reached a village in Hisar, a person named Praveen Kumar threw black oil on him.
Further, using keywords like–‘Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar’, ‘Black Oil’, we ran a simple Google search and that led us to a video posted on YouTube dated May 17, 2018. The caption of the video read: ‘Haryana : Hisar में CM Manohar Lal पर काला तेल फेंका’
Hence, with all the information in hand, it is clear that the photo in circulation is not a recent one but an old photo that has now resurfaced on social media and has been wrongly linked to the ongoing farmers’ protest.
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