Kejriwal didn’t congratulate Delhi for a ‘speed breaker’, viral photo from 2020 is edited

Several social media users have falsely claimed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal congratulated the people of the city for the installation of a speed bump.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses the media on Covid-19 vaccination campaigns, on 11 May 2021 | PTI
File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | PTI

New Delhi: Social media is abuzz with a fake poster of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal congratulating the people of national capital for the installation of a speed bump.

The post was shared by many users on microblogging site Twitter, including some verified accounts, mocking the Aam Aadmi Party leader for promoting something as insignificant as installing a speed breaker.

The viral image has a Hindi quote with a photo of Arvind Kejriwal that reads, “Congratulations! A speed breaker has been made near Sagarpur sabji mandi”.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia shared the post, asking, “who is the speed breaker”, in a dig at Kejriwal. The post was liked by over 2,000 people.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in-charge Charu Pragya shared the photo with the caption, “advertisement expenditure of CM Sahab continues”.

Another account, with username @MeghUpdates, also shared the photo, which was liked by over 8,300 people and retweeted by over 1,600. Another user, with over 59,000 followers, said Kerjiwal is the “speed breaker in the nation’s development”.

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Fact check

The image with the post, however, has been digitally manipulated. It was original shared last year with a different text. It said: “Congratulations, the construction work from Jakheera Golchakkar to Mundaka has begun”.

Looking carefully at the two images, it can be seen that the text in the new image isn’t aligned with the shape of the poster. The font is also not curved where the banner is, and the overall image is of a much lower resolution.

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