Originally Rahul Gandhi was presented with his own portrait sketch instead of Sachin Pilot’s. The viral image is digitally altered.
Amidst the ongoing Rajasthan political crisis and the Bharat Jodo Yatra organized by Rahul Gandhi, a photo is becoming quite viral on social media. In the photo, a girl is seen giving a framed handmade sketch of Congress leader Sachin Pilot to Rahul Gandhi. Social media users claim that a fan presented a sketch of Sachin Pilot to Rahul Gandhi during the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
We started our investigation by running a reverse image search on Google, the results led us to the original tweet made by Congress on 21 September 2022. In the image tweeted by Congress, we can clearly see that the girl is gifting Rahul Gandhi’s sketch to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Below you can see the comparison between the viral image and the original image which makes it clear that the sketch of Sachin Pilot has been falsely edited and added to the original image.
We also found media reports on the original image. According to One India and Gulf News, a supporter presents a sketch to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra, in Ernakulam on 22 September 2022.
Fact Crescendo found that the viral image was edited. Rahul Gandhi was not presented with Sachin Pilot’s sketch during his march at the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Ernakulam. The viral image is edited. Originally, Rahul Gandhi was gifted with his own sketch at his rally.
Title:Edited image shared as Rahul Gandhi was gifted a portrait of Sachin Pilot.
Fact Check By: Drabanti Ghosh