New Delhi: With the election season well underway and political parties upping the ante, Delhi’s Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta took to social media to slam the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
The Bharatiya Janata party politician Saturday tweeted a poster of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking votes but with a caveat.
AAP नेता केजरीवाल इतने बौखलाये हुये है कि झाटू को वोट देने की अपील कर रहे है ! pic.twitter.com/QcQ4ao7Llc
— Vijender Gupta (@Gupta_vijender) March 9, 2019
“BJP ko harana chahte hain? Toh j****u (an abusive word) ko hi vote dena,” reads the image posted by Gupta.
The poster was accompanied by text that read, “AAP leader Kejriwal is so scared that he appealing that one should vote for j****u.”
The image has over 8,000 likes and nearly 3,000 retweets.
A photoshop job
The image shared by Gupta with the abusive word has been photoshopped. A closer look at the altered word shows that the text has been modified to read as the expletive.
The original image reads, “BJP ko harana chahte hain? Toh jhaadu ko hi vote dean.” Jhaadu, or the broom, is the AAP’s election symbol.
Sir… your plan is to defeat only & only Modi so its shouldn’t matter who defeats it. you or congress
Requesting you not to contest elections in Delhi so that anti BJP Vote won’t split. pic.twitter.com/b6CMlKtgUo
— Comrade Squinty (@squintneon) March 5, 2019
Social activist Dhruv Rathee even countered Gupta’s claims by highlighting the word to show it had been altered.
“(Gupta uncle, have you phtotshopped this image yourself or did you ask a BJP IT cell worker to do it?),” Rathee tweeted.
“Even when it comes to spreading lies, you guys are lazy,” he added.
The AAP has been attempting to consolidate its vote bank in Delhi on an anti-BJP poll plank. The party has been in talks with Congress for a possible alliance in the state but they have hit a wall.
This article is in collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer.
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