Congress leader Nagma shares fake images of Sambit Patra to criticise the Ujjwala Yojana

Actress turned politician Nagma morarji recently in a tweet claimed that the election campaign of BJP’s candidate from Puri, Sambit Patra is actually exposing the truth about various welfare schemes undertaken by the Narendra Modi led government. With her tweet, Nagma had attached an image showing Patra having food from a homeless couple who were cooking on a chulha (traditional Indian stove) instead of a LPG stove.

The picture shared by Nagma appeared a little unnatural for some reason and so we decided to dig more into it. A little search and we found that the original source of the image shared by Nagma, was a twitter handle named ‘@Ind_Arya’. On further investigation it was found that the abovementioned twitter handle had merged some images shared by the official handle of Sambit Patra with those of homeless people to generate the fake one which was eventually shared by Nagma. The actual images of Sambit Patra are still available in his twitter account.

This leads us to the conclusion that the picture shared by Nagna to attack the central government were fake. Though it is true that Sambit Patra recently during his election campaigning indeed had meal at a household which apperantly did not have LPG connection. This attracted much criticism from Patra’s principle opponents and Odisha’s ruling party Biju Janata Dal (BJD).

BJD MP Pinaki Mishra, who is contesting against Sambit Patra in Puri, had said, “Sambit Patra wants to expose the corruption in Ujjwala scam, so he is intentionally visiting the houses where it can be proved.”

Mishra also said, “This is highly disgraceful and disgusting. Mr Patra has exposed blatant lies of PM Modi and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s hype on Ujjwala scheme. This video exposes that this poor lady doesn’t have a gas connection.”