An Image of Smiriti Irani watching Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on her laptop screen during Bharat Jodo Yatra is getting viral on social media with a claim that Irani is keeping a close eye on Gandhi’s campaign.
In the image, smriti is sitting in a garden-like place with a laptop on which an image of Rahul Gandhi is seen then on the table an alcohol-like liquid can also be seen with AirPods.
A user while sharing the image wrote, “In India Jodo Yatra, Cylinder is keeping a close watch on Rahul Gandhi for insulting him. (English Translation)
Many other users too posted the same image with taunting captions.
To investigate the viral Image, the team did a reverse image search and found the original Image on the official Instagram account uploaded by Smriti Irani on December 8, 2020.
The picture is captioned, “Pandemic Mornings”.
while comparing the two pictures we found two differences:
- Smriti Irani was not watching Rahul Gandhi on screen.
- There was no alcohol in the glass but just water.
The viral claim about Smriti Irani watching Rahul Gandhi in Bharat Jodo Yatra is fake as the image is of pandemic times and also is morphed.
Claim Review: Smriti Irani watching Rahul Gandhi shared due to ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra
Claimed by: social media users.
Fact Check: Fake