Fact Check: No, Mamata is not holding a 'Jai Shri Ram' poster with Shah
- 2019-09-22 07:00
- By indiatoday.in
The viral image shows both of them holding a white envelope, purportedly with 'Jai Shri Ram' written on it with the diagram of a temple in the background. India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that the image is photoshopped. For someone who had reportedly reacted adversely on being faced with 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans in Bengal, this image has created lots of curiosity on social media. Facebook user "Miraj Azad" posted this image with a caption in Bengali which when translated says, "Theatrics! This is the same Mamata Banerjee who chased BJP supporters when they raised Jai Shri Ram slogans. As per a " News18 " report, during her meeting with Shah, Mamata had raised the issue of NRC in Assam and told the Home minister that genuine voters' names are missing from the list. Later, while addressing the media, Mamata had said, "I handed over a letter to him (Shah), told him that of the 19 lakh people left out of NRC, many are Hindi and Bengali speaking; some even Assamese. The Trinamool Congress chief is a fierce critic of the Modi government's decision on NRC in Assam and opposed its plans to start the exercise in West Bengal and other parts of the country. But this viral post claiming that Mamata is holding a poster with "Jai Shri Ram" written on it is completely false. ClaimMamata Banerjee is holding a poster with Amit Shah on which 'Jai Shri Ram' is written.ConclusionThe viral image is photoshopped.