A four-year-old picture of a flooded street from Punjab is being circulated with a false claim that it’s of Delhi. The image was first shared by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha vice president, Kapil Mahendru shared a picture of a family having tea in a waterlogged street, as a satire on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for converting Kirari assembly into London.
The post was retweeted by National spokesperson of Akali Dal, Manjinder Sirsa who used Kapil’s tweet to state that maybe not London, but Kejriwal has definitely turned Delhi into Venice.
The same picture was also tweeted by BJP Delhi’s general secretary, Ravinder Gupta requested Kejriwal with sarcasm to not show more good days to Delhiites.
The image is four years old and from Punjab. The results of Google reverse-image search of the picture brought out a tweet dated July 18, 2016, tweeted by Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab MLA, Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer with the same photo. According to Gurmeet, the picture belongs to Punjab’s Mansa district where a family stood against poor sewage work.
A reply to the MLA’S tweet carried an image of a piece of news from Punjab Kesari which had the same photo.