Fact Check: Morphed Photo Viral As People Of Different Faith Supporting Congress In Uttar Pradesh

Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are scheduled to be held between February 10 and March 10, 2022. In this backdrop, an image is being widely shared on social media in which two people of different faiths can be seen holding a poster on which “यूपी में आ रही है कांग्रेस” (English translation: Congress is coming in UP) is written.

The post is being shared with a caption that reads, “गंगा जमुनी तहजीब की तस्वीर चंद ज़हरीले लोगो के जहर से खत्म नही होने वाली । ये तस्वीर इस और भी इशारा कर रही है कि उत्तरप्रदेश के दिल मे इस बार सिर्फ कांग्रेस है । हिन्दू मुस्लिम सिक्ख ईसाई आपस में हम भाई भाई! बोलता उत्तरप्रदेश आ रही है काँग्रेस.”

(English translation: The picture of Ganga Jamuni culture is not going to end with the hatred of a few poisonous people. This picture indicates even more that Congress is in the heart of Uttar Pradesh this time. Hindu Muslim Sikh Christians we are brothers! Uttar Pradesh is speaking Congress is coming !”)

The link to the post can be seen here.

FACT CHECK

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

On doing a Google Reverse Image Search, we found that a similar image was published by a Facebook page on March 3, 2021.

In the original image, the poster in the background is of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

We also found that a verified Facebook page of Didi Ke Bolo, which was an election campaign by All India Trinamool Congress during West Bengal State Elections 2021, had also uploaded the image with a caption that reads, “‘সামাজিক ঐক্য দিচ্ছে রায় বাংলা নিজের মেয়েকেই চায়’ আপনি কি আগামী দিনেও বাংলায় উন্নয়ন চান? তাহলে, এই ওয়েবসাইটে গিয়ে বাংলার মেয়েকে সমর্থন জানানোর শপথ নিন।”

(English translation via Google: Social unity is giving the verdict. Bangla wants its own daughter. Do you want development in Bengal in the future? So, take an oath to support the girl of Bengali by going to this website.)

Hence, we can conclude that a poster showing people of two different faiths holding a poster of Mamata Banerjee has been morphed and is being shared with a fake claim that people of different faiths are holding posters of Congress ahead of UP Polls.

 

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