Fact Check: Did Uttarakhand Minister & BJP Leader Slam Her Own Party? Here’s The Truth

An image has gone viral on social media in which Uttarakhand’s Minister of State for Women and Child Welfare Rekha Arya can be seen writing on a wall.

The text written on the wall reads, “हमारी भूल कमल का फूल, श्रीमती रेखा आर्या विधायक सोमेश्वर मंत्री, उत्तराखण्ड सरकार” (English translation: Our mistake, lotus flower, Shrimati Rekha Arya, MLA Someshwar, Minister Uttarakhand government.)

The post is being shared with a caption that reads, “भाजपा सरकार की बाल विकास मंत्री रेखा आर्य जी। देर आये दुरुस्त आए।” (English translation: BJP government’s child development minister Rekha Arya ji. Came late but came right.)

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

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile did a fact-check and found the claim to be false.

On doing a Google Reverse Image Search, we came across Rekha Arya Fan Page on Facebook where a juxtaposed image comprising both the viral and the original image was uploaded on October 15, 2021. In the original image, the text read “अब की बार 60 पार” (This time more than 60) instead of “हमारी भूल कमल का फूल” (Our mistake, lotus flower).

We found that Rekha Arya had also published a similar image on her Facebook page on October 10, 2021, with the caption “आज #भारतीय_जनता_पार्टी उत्तराखण्ड के बूथ स्तर पर दीवार लेखन कार्यक्रम अभियान के तहत कार्यक्रम में प्रतिभाग किया।” (English translation: Today I participated in a ‘writing on the wall’ campaign of Bhartiya Janta Party at booth level of Uttarakhand.)

Hence, we can confirm that a morphed image has gone viral with a fake claim that Uttarakhand minister and BJP leader Rekha Arya had taken a jibe at her own party.

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