The image claimed to show former Haryana CM Manohar with his belongings is old and fake!

Claim

For Tamilnadu voters notification: Ex-Chief Minister of Haryana Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar. After resigning, he vacated his official residence, picked up his bags and baggage, and moved out. A true RSS man that he is, his possessions are only this much. Whatever he had has gone into donations. His pension will take care of his personal needs. This is exactly like what the PM says, jhola uthakar kar chal dunga!

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Explanation

Manohar Lal Khattar resigned as an MLA from the Karnal assembly constituency on March 13, one day after he resigned as the chief minister of Haryana. Khattar has been Karnal’s representative since 2014.

In this instance, a picture of the former chief minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, with bags slung over his shoulders and hands, has gone viral online. This post is shared with a claim stating, “After resigning, he vacated his official residence, picked up his bags and baggage, and moved out.” You can view related claim posts here and here.

What’s the truth?

We started our analysis with a simple Google reverse image process, which led us to a Facebook post from 2019.

On the Facebook page Confessions of teenage-by existing actuality, the same photo circulating on October 24, 2019, said, “We are poor people. Let’s take the bag and go,” which was written in Hindi.

Further investigation revealed that the person in the photo, which has been circulating on social media since 2019, is not former Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

We have attached a comparison image for the reader’s reference below.

                                   Photo of Manohar Lal Khattar and Viral Photo

This indicates that some individuals are erroneously disseminating a photo of Manohar Lal Khattar, who resigned as Haryana’s chief minister on March 12, with a photo that has been in circulation since 2019. Furthermore, we don’t know where this picture was taken.

Conclusion:

Through our investigation, we have discovered that a picture purportedly showing the former chief minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, leaving the government house following his resignation has been making the rounds on social media since 2019. However, the person in the picture is not Manohar Lal Khattar.

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Indu Meenakshi

Indu Meenakshi is a former Microbiologist-turned-journalist, works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn. She additionally holds Master’s in Management and English Literature. As a fact-checker, her job entails actively dispelling false information found online, exposing fake news, and raising public awareness.
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