Elections are really strange and funny. Political parties can go to any extent to advertise themselves. One such advertisement was seen in a viral post on Facebook claiming that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has supported Bhartiya Janta Party. It also claimed that he voted for Bhartiya Janta Party in the Lok Sabha election, held earlier this year. The picture clearly shows Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in a saffron scarf which has BJP symbol, lotus, imprinted on it.
The picture was posted with the following caption, “Wing Commander Abhinandan ji has openly supported the BJP and even voted to make Modi ji Prime Minister, and he says there is no better Prime Minister than Modi at present, friends make this reach Jihadis and Congressis, you never brought back a jawan alive and today Abhinandan has returned alive and voted for BJP”. (This is the English translation, the original caption was in hindi and has been mentioned below)
“विंग कमांडर अभिनंदन जी ने खुलेआम बीजेपी का समर्थन किया है और वोट भी डाला है मोदी जी को प्रधानमंत्री बनाने के लिए और इनका कहना है वर्तमान में मोदी जी से अच्छा प्रधानमंत्री कोई दूसरा नहीं हो सकता दोस्तों पहुंचा दो जिहादियों और कांग्रेसियों तक तुम किसी जवान को जिंदा वापस ना ला सके और आज अभिनंदन जिंदा वापस भी आया और बीजेपी को वोट भी डाला”
This post is getting viral on any BJP fan pages on Facebook. The above post was posted by one such fan page named “Namo Best PM of India”. The post gathered more than 5000 thousand likes and over 4000 shares.
The same picture has also been posted from twitter handle @Malimancharman named Rajvir.
विंग कमांडर अभिनंदन ने बीजेपी को वोट देकर अपने देश का गौरव बढ़ाया है और दूसरों को भी कहा बीजेपी को वोट दें भारत माता की जय pic.twitter.com/Yy0fs4WKMf
— Rajvir (@MaliMancharam) April 15, 2019
The claim declaring that Wing commander Abhinandan was campaigning for BJP, is simply false for very obvious reasons. The Indian Air Force personnel are not permitted to take part in any sort of political activity as stated by their law.
Just by comparing facial features we get to know that the person promoting BJP is just a lookalike of Abhinandan. Let’s know how it is so-
Even if you do a reverse google search you’ll come up empty. When this pic was posted, there was no election scheduled in Chennai. The board in the picture has hindi written on it. All of these clues suggest that it was not Wing commander but some lookalike.
Truly! In todays generation anything can be done to any extent, just to make fun of people or to take revenge. But it’s our duty to stay away from such hoax news.
Nowadays in the country, there is so much false spread of misinformation and it is causing a national uproar....