Aam Adami Party has gained a massive crowd while conducting rallies in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The manifesto was to end corruption in Gujarat. Many news has got viral after Arvind Kejriwal’s presence in Gujarat. An image of the New York Times writing, Aam Aadmi Party set a world record for gathering the highest number of people in a political rally is going viral on social media.
Suresh Kochatti a verified account on Facebook, posted the New York Times’ viral picture and rephrased its sentence of 25 crore people attended the rally by the party might have spent 25 crores on the rally.
Another user who posted a viral picture claimed that Gujarat’s population is only 6.2 crore.
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The picture went so viral that NY Times Communications itself nullified the news in its tweet on 3rd April. They shared the wall of their news portal and asks to check it as they have not covered any such news regarding the AAP’s rally in Gujarat.
The screenshot in that tweet is a mocked up image. The New York Times did not write or publish that story. Our coverage can be found at https://t.co/wnc1L2kU2m.
— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) April 3, 2022
Rana Ayyub, a writer for Washington Post and a verified account on Twitter posted the same viral picture and claimed that a photoshopped image of The New York Times is being circulated by the right-wing of India.
This photo shopped image is being circulated as a @nytimesworld story by the right wing in India. NYT or any other international publication will never use the term ‘crore’. Basics ? @meslackman https://t.co/ZM3E0gyfC2
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) April 3, 2022
Therefore the image is photoshopped and claimed to be fake.
Conclusion: the claim is fake
Claim review: The New York Times claim about AAP set a record for gathering the highest number of people in a political rally
Claim by: Suresh Kochatti
Fact check: fake