New Delhi Vishvas News. An image of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and ex-CM Bhupendra Singh Hooda laughing together, is viral on social media with the claim that this image was taken on March 10, 2021. User is trying to link this old picture with the trust vote held on March 10.
Vishvas News found in its investigation that the viral claim is false. Viral photo is over a year old.
What is in the viral post?
In the viral picture, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and former Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupendra Singh Hooda can be seen standing and laughing together. The post claims, ” आज की यह फोटो बता रही है कि कौन किससे मिला है…!!! समझने वालो के लिए तो इशारा ही बहुत होता है यह तो पुरी फोटो है.”
To start our investigation, we first searched this picture on Google reverse image. We found this photo in Outlook’s photo gallery with the description ” Newly-elected Haryana Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker Ranbir Singh Gangwa Prajapati being greeted by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda during state Assembly Session, in Chandigarh.”
We also found this picture in a deccanherald.com report. According to the news published on 26 November 2019, the picture was taken when Ranbir Singh Gangwa Prajapati was congratulated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and former Chief Minister Bhupendra Singh Hooda on becoming deputy speaker of Haryana Legislative Assembly.
Hudda led Congress moved no-confidence motion against the Manohar Lal Khattar-led NDA government in Haryana. The move was defeated on March 10,2021 with BJP-JJP alliance securing a trust vote with 55 votes. Read full story on Jagran.com.
For further confirmation, we contacted Sunil Jha, the Haryana reporter of Jagran. He said, “This picture is old. The picture is of 2019, when Ranbir Singh Gangwa Prajapati was congratulated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and former Chief Minister Bhupendra Hooda on becoming deputy speaker of Haryana Assembly.
This post was shared on Facebook by a user Vikas Nain. The user lives in Haryana and this profile was created in 2016.
Conclusion: Vishvas News in its investigation found that the viral picture is of 2019. It has nothing to do with the no confidence motion in Haryana.
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