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Motorway A2 in Poland, Poznań. "Komorniki" junction.(Creative Commons)

BJP Rajasthan uses Poland highway picture for planned Bikaner highway

Recently, BJP state wings have used a very impressive picture available on the Internet on their posters to claim roads being built or already built, an indication of development and good governance. It was widely shared on Facebook even by BJP MP Madan Lal Saini from Rajasthan last week as shown below:


The image of the road was used when Union road transport and highway minister Nitin Gadkari was to lay the foundation for a National Highway project in Rajasthan on Monday, January 28, 2019. It was uploaded by BJP’s Rajasthan unit.

The social media poster showcasing Gadkari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a caption that said the minister will inaugurate 162.46 kms of two-lane paved shoulder being built at a cost of Rs 860.26 crore in Bikaner across Raisinghnagar, Anupgarh, Gharsana, Sattasar, and Pugalkhand.

It was widely shared by BJP leaders on Twitter, including BJP Rajasthan president Madan Lal Saini as shown below:

When Digiteye India team searched using Google Reverse Image, it threw up several past uses, traceable to the original A2 motorway in Poland. Here’s the original picture in Wikipedia with Creative Commons open license. See the picture at this link: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PL_A2_Poznan_Komorniki.JPG

 

Motorway A2 in Poland, Poznań. “Komorniki” junction.(Creative Commons) 

The photograph was used way back in 2015 by BJP to showcase Modi government’s agenda to build new roads. See the image shared on Twitter on November 19, 2015.


Conclusion:

The picture used in these messages by BJP’s official Twitter handle is wrong, intentionally misleading and misrepresenting facts or images as their own. Our rating of this news is ??? (Misrepresentation).

About Arun Nag

Arun is with Digiteye India since October as the main source for re-writing stories after re-checking the facts and images. He writes on political and business claims. He can be reached at admin@digiteye.in

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