An image showing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Spokesperson Sambit Patra plastering a sticker that says ‘Chowkidaar hi chor hai’ on a wall, is photoshopped.
The fake image was posted online by Facebook user Lalit Kumar Chauhan on Thursday. According to Chauhan’s Facebook profile, he is the president of Rohini District Youth Congress.
Chauhan posted the photoshopped picture with a caption that says, “now even the son has accepted that his father is a thief”. (Translated from Hindi text – अब तो बेटे ने भी मान लिया कि उसका बाप चोर है )
It was also shared by other Congress workers on Facebook.
BOOM did a reverse image search and was able to find the original photo tweeted by Sambit Patra himself on February 13, 2019.
The BJP spokesperson tweeted two pictures, one of him holding the party’s flag while the other showed him pasting a sticker of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a wall outside his home.
” Since I was out of station yesterday I hoisted the @BJP4India flag at my home today ..and a welcoming Party Sticker at the entrance to celebrate #MeraParivarBhajapaParivar Urge All My friends to do the same! ,” he tweeted.
Since I was out of station yesterday I hoisted the @BJP4India flag at my home today ..and a welcoming Party Sticker at the entrance to celebrate #MeraParivarBhajapaParivar— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) February 13, 2019
Urge All My friends to do the same! pic.twitter.com/f7nTyiiDS2
The BJP kicked off its ‘MeraParivarBhajapaParivar‘ campaign on February 12, 2019 which publicizes the achievements of the NDA government.