Fake picture of BS Yeddyurappa surfaces on social media in a bid to defame him

Karnataka is due for elections soon, and hence political hitjobs are an order of the day. Parties will try hard to upstage the other, and in the process, sometimes rely on dubious material. For example, last month, the Karnataka unit of the Congress claimed that BJP has in the past celebrated Tipu Jayanti. To prove this they circulated some pictures on social media. As it turns out, the pictures were of Iftar parties organised by the BJP minority morcha, and had nothing to do with Tipu Sultan.

Now, a similar rumour was seen floating on social media. Some users posted pictures of ex CM B S Yeddyurappa, and claimed that it was a picture of him celebrating Tipu Jayanti:

Co-founder of the alleged fact-checking site Altnews, a parody Facebook page tackily called Sususwamy too posted the picture, claiming that when Yeddyurappa was in power, he had celebrated Tipu Jayanti.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

A reverse search of the image revealed that this was not a new allegation. Last year during the time of Tipu Jayanti celebrations, this picture was circulated, but that time, it was released by a JDS leader Basavraj Horatti. Yeddyurappa had even then rejected the allegation stating that he had the picture was from some other event.

A deeper reverse search revealed that the earliest instance of this picture on appearing online was the period between 30 March 2013 and 1 April 2013. Two stories on the internet used this picture (1) (2).

The first story claimed that the picture was from the Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) Minority Convention, organized in Bangalore on March. 30, 2013. KJP was the party formed by Yeddyurappa after he split from the BJP. This story was published on 1st April 2013.

Even before this, on 30 March 2013 itself, another site had uploaded the same picture, with the exact same description:

From the above pictures, it is clear that what was being spread (even by alleged fact-checkers), as a picture of BS Yeddyurappa celebrating Tipu Jayanti, was in fact a picture from a minority convention. Further, the claim that Yeddyurappa was in power, when he “celebrated Tipu Jayanti” also fails, because in March 2013, KJP had just been launched and was waiting to win its first seats in the May 2013 assembly elections.

Further, the practice of celebrating Tipu Jayanti in Karnataka, was started only in 2015. In November 2015, the Congress Government in Karnataka had announced that henceforth, Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary will be celebrated. While one can expect political parties to spring such traps, and laymen to fall in them, it is odd how alleged self-proclaimed “fact-checkers” spread propaganda without verifying the facts.

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

BJP has lost the digital and social media edge, but it is not too late to recover

Talented supporters are BJP's key asset. If things start moving now BJP will be able to recover the edge lost by 'IT cell'. The time to act is now.

Congress friendly journalist wishes death upon BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Bagga

During the run-up to Gujarat assembly elections last year, Trivedi was caught spreading morphed images with Amit Shah's fake quotes on Patidars
Modi government vindicated, SC says Rafale Deal clean

SC verdict on Rafale deal: Read scathing comments made by Court while dismissing petitions for inquiry

Supreme Court dismissed petitions for an enquiry into Rafale deal pricing, offset partner selection and procurement procedure. Read scathing observations

For all his angst against Adani, Rahul Gandhi chose Kamal Nath who rallied behind Adani for power plant in Chhindwara

Kamal Nath is believed to be close to Gautam Adani, whom Rahul Gandhi has frequently accused of being a 'crony capitalist'

‘Will not develop areas which did not vote for me’: Rajasthan Congress MLA shortly after winning

Rajender Singh Bidhuri fought and won a close battle against BJP MLA Suresh Dhakad with a margin of 1661 votes.

Arun Jaitley rejects JPC demand on Rafale, says “deaf will never receive an answer, they can’t hear it”

Arun Jaitley called for an apology from Rahul Gandhi for his lies on Rafale deal

Concerns for Congress to conspiracy theories: The liberal meltdown after Rafale verdict

The SC today dismissed all the petitions over the Rafale deal.

Here is why BJP lost elections, and of course, it was deliberate

What BJP supporters need to realise is this - no political party ever wants to lose and least of all, a party led by the two most politically aggressive politicians the country has ever seen.

Pro-Congress troll resumes fake news website, makes outlandish claims on Rafale targeting Modi

Abhishek Mishra has been associated with the website which spreads fake news and Islamist propaganda

Priyanka Gandhi part of selection process of Congress CM in the state where her husband faces probe

Priyanka Gandhi's husband, Robert Vadra, was recently summoned for the third time by the Enforcement Directorate in the Bikaner land deal money laundering case after he missed the first two.

Latest articles

Connect with us

125,643FansLike
97,885FollowersFollow
6,094SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these