Congress leader Digvijay Singh is no alien to controversy. He has often indulged in malicious propaganda and furthered blatant lies. While no lie can be greater than him asserting that the 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai was an “RSS ki Saazish”, he decided to once again give credence to his reputation.
Today, Digvijay Singh took to Twitter to claim that a photo shared by him that shows a damaged overbridge, is from Subhash Nagar Railways Faatak in Bhopal. He also took a dig saying that a Varanasi type tragedy shouldn’t be repeated in Bhopal.
यह है सुभाष नगर रेल्वे फाटक भोपाल पर बन रहे रेल्वे ओवर ब्रिज का एक पोल,जिसमें आ गई दरारे/क्रैक इसकी गुणवत्ता पर सवाल उठाती हैं,अभी तो पुल भी नही बना ।एक भाजपा नेता के मार्ग दर्शन निर्माण में हो रहा है ,फिर यह सब क्यों और कैसे ? वाराणसी की दुर्घटना यहॉं भी ना हो जाये। pic.twitter.com/oycXREebp0
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) June 10, 2018
The picture used by Digvijay to question the development under Modi, however, has been circulating on Social Media for an exceptionally long time.
Adeel Raja, an award-winning investigative journalist from Pakistan had tweeted this picture back in 2016 claiming that it was a picture of Rawalpindi Metro Bus Pillar.
Rawalpindi Metro Bus Pillar – Some construction that has not sustained for even a single year pic.twitter.com/hRIkcZlf6y
— Adeel Raja (@adeelraja) February 25, 2016
KT Rama Rao, Telangana Minister had also tweeted in 2016 correcting a tweet falsely attributing this picture to ISB Road, Hyderabad. He too had asserted that this picture is from Rawalpindi.
— KTR (@KTRTRS) August 3, 2016
While most evidence points to the fact that this picture is indeed from Pakistan, it has done the rounds on the internet for years. Different people have attributed it to different locales. Some to Delhi, some to Hyderabad, other to Pakistan and now Digvijay to Bhopal.
Expecting Digvijay Singh to check facts before hurling accusations is futile. He had recently slammed Trump after tweeting a fake video. He was also being questioned in a whopping 719 crores scam that took place while he was Madhya Pradesh CM. He had also tweeted a morphed image of Amit Shah and Owaisi in order to target Shah.
With Digvijay Singh finding new depths every time he lies, this won’t be the last time he lies to mislead his readers.