Fact Check: Did Arvind Kejriwal Take Credit For Installing Dustbins In Delhi? Here Is The Truth

An image of a hoarding with a photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is viral on social media.

The hoarding claims that Arvind Kejriwal is taking credit for installing dustbins in Delhi. The text on the hoarding reads, “बधाई हो दिल्ली कीर्तिनगर इंडस्ट्रियल एरिया में दस नए डस्टबिन की व्यवस्था.”

(English Translation: Congratulations, ten New dustbins installed in Kirti Nagar Industrial Area in Delhi.)

The image is being shared with different captions too. A Facebook user shared the post with a caption that reads in Hindi as, “Dustbin की Ad करते देखा है कभी? *दस dustbin से ज्यादा खर्च तो dustbin के Ad में हो गए होंगे*

(English Translation: Have you ever seen anyone advertising for dustbins? The expense on the advertisement must have been more than the cost of 10 dustbins)

The link to the post can be seen here. Similar posts can be seen here, here, here and here.


NewsMobile did a fact check and found the claim to be false.
On performing digital forensics on the viral image using InVid tool we found that Error Level Analysis (ELA) and Median filtering noise residue (MEDIAN) showed that the text was imposed and was not originally a part of the image.
ELA helps identify parts of an image that have a different level of compression. MEDIAN isolates noise on the image and then subtracts the filtered result from the original image. As the median-filtered image contains low-frequency content, the residue will contain the high-frequency content.
We also closely observed the viral image and found the following things:
1. The blue on the upper side is darker than the lower side.
2. The remnants of the last text are visible.
We also saw that Sidharth Setia, a verified Twitter user, had shared an image similar to the viral image.
In the original image it is written, “कोविड से जो दुनिया छोड़ गए, उनके परिवारों के साथ है दिल्ली सरकार.” (English translation: Those who have left the world due to COVID, Delhi government is with their families.)

We compared the viral image with the original image.
On July 6, 2021, Kejriwal had discussed the scheme and its benefits with families who have lost members to COVID-19.

Hence, we can ascertain that the viral image is morphed.

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