The photoshopped picture that BJP leader Tejinder Tajinder Bagga tweeted and then deleted
The photoshopped picture that BJP leader Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga tweeted and then deleted | Twitter
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New Delhi: Controversial Delhi BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga is in the news yet again — this time for tweeting a picture of the Amul girl in the context of Delhi riots and later deleting it.

Bagga tweeted the picture Thursday that had a caption, saying:  “Dilli aisa mere mullo ne toda (Muslims have destroyed Delhi like this)”.

In his post, Bagga asked if the picture was photoshopped and then deleted it shortly after. 

Before Bagga deleted the photo, it received 126 retweets and more than 460 likes. 


Also read: Madhu Kishwar posts video showing ‘anatomy of riots’, but clip is actually from Bangladesh

Fact check 

The original photo shows the Amul girl sitting with a sad face and the caption read: “Dilli aisa kissi ne mera toda (Someone destroyed my Delhi like this…)”


This is not the first time Bagga has tweeted fake information.

In January, during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest in Mumbai he claimed that people were raising “Hinduo se azadi (Freedom from Hindus)” slogans.


However, Alt News found that it was a doctored video that Bagga had shared. Protesters in the anti-CAA rally were asking for freedom from the CAA, NPR (National Population Register), casteism and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) — and not from Hindus.  

In December 2017, Bagga had quoted a tweet by BJP Karnataka leader Shobha Karandlaje in which she claimed that “Jihadis tried to rape & murder a girl”, referring to a case in which a school-going girl was attacked.

It was later confirmed by Superintendent of Police, Uttara Kannada, Vinayak Vasantrao that the girl’s injuries were self-inflicted.

In collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer.

Also read: Fake image of AAP govt’s ad claims Kejriwal has promised aid only to Muslim riot victims


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