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Did the auto-rickshaw hoarding really say ‘Rahul Gandhi will become PM’?

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The country will not run by jumlas

Rahul Gandhi will become Prime Minister.

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Explanation

Rahul Gandhi, Congress MP is leading a foot march ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ which was launched on 7, September 2022 and the yatra is now nearing Jammu city at the time of writing this article. An image of an auto-rickshaw with a hoarding that says ‘The country will not run by jumlas. Rahul Gandhi will become Prime Minister’ in Hindi is being shared by many including Congress leaders and supporters. Such posts can be seen here, here, here, here, and here.

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What is the truth?

When reverse-searching the viral image, no relevant result was found. When checking the comments section of the tweets with the viral image, we found a similar image with different content on the auto-rickshaw hoarding posted by other Twitter users. This hoarding says ‘Even if you walk for the rest of your life, you will not be able to become the prime minister’ in Hindi.

The same image can also be seen posted by a Twitter user ‘Devraj Singh Mandani’ on 16, January 2023.

We uploaded both images that support and oppose Rahul Gandhi becoming Prime Minister to check their veracity. The result shows that the viral image with the content ‘The country will not run by jumlas, Rahul Gandhi will become Prime Minister’ is photoshopped and the image with the lines ‘Even if you walk for the rest of your life, you will not be able to become the prime minister’ is not edited.

Conclusion

It is found that the image of auto-rickshaw hoarding that says ‘The country will not run by jumlas, Rahul Gandhi will become Prime Minister’ shared by Congress leaders and supporters is edited and fake.

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