Morphed Image Viral As Mamata Banerjee Faking Injury
BOOM found that the image has been morphed to include a cut out of Mamata Banerjee where she is seen walking.
A morphed image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee walking in front of a wheelchair has surfaced with claims that she has been faking her foot injury to gain voters.
Mamata Banerjee, who injured a foot on March 10 in Nandigram, had initially alleged that she was pushed by a few men when the car door was slammed shut on her leg. She had also said that there were no police personnel around her at the time. Referring to the injury the next day, Banerjee however did not term it an attack. In a latest development the Election Commission has suspended the police officer in charge Pravin Prakash, and transferred District Magistrate Vibhu Goyal to a non-election post citing a major security lapse. She was also photographed leading a march to commemorate Nandigram Divas on March 14 in Kolkata, the first appearance post the injury.
The image is viral with Hindi captions on Facebook too.
A twitter user captioned the image as, "From Plaster to Bandage to Walking. What a Actor.!!!"
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Twitter handle Atheist Krishna was one of the first to tweet the image, with a sarcastic caption, that reads, "If there was a good photoshopper, then didi would have been fine today." The handle is known for photoshopping images which eventually go viral among right wing netizens, who believe them to be true.
BOOM ran a reverse search and found that the viral photo was made of two unrelated images.
Below is a comparison of the same. The colour of the sari has also been changed to mislead netizens.
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