BJP MP Manoj Tiwari bursting firecrackers in Delhi when capital is choking? Fact Check

Indian capital has been choking in thick smog and bursting firecrackers invites utmost condemnation especially in November and December. Amid such pollution in the capital, a picture of Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari bursting firecrackers is going viral on social media.

The tweet by one Berjash Daas @Berjashdaas9 was posted on Nov. 4, 2019. It has also been posted on Facebook and shared more than 650 times. See the post:

The claim with the picture says that despite the current pollution in Delhi, Tiwari is happily bursting firecrackers. A tweet by the BJP leader in Hindi says “My eyes are burning in Delhi today. And yours?”

November first week has seen thick smog this year converting the Capital into a gas chamber, with the citizens finding it difficult to breathe. When situation is worse, this picture has been circulated on social media.

Fact Check

Digiteye India has done a Google Reverse image search and found that the picture is five years old. It was taken during Chhath Puja in Delhi in 2014. It was used in a news report by The Pioneer in an article that was published on October 29, 2014. On Chhath Puja being declared a public holiday, this picture was used. See below:

Conclusion: The claim that BJP MP Manoj Tiwari was polluting Delhi by bursting crackers when the capital is choking is false. Our rating is ??? Misrepresentation.

 

 

About Arun Nag

Arun is with Digiteye India since the beginning as the main source for re-writing stories and for re-checking the facts and images. He writes on general and political issues. He can be reached at admin@digiteye.in or softmediahub@gmail.com

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