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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.


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.


Also read: AAP-Congress alliance failure: Political myopia or risky to tie up with Arvind Kejriwal?


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.

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.


Also read: Why Congress dumped idea of a Lok Sabha poll alliance with Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP


 

This article is in collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer.

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  1. BJP’S MODI GOVERNMENT Desperately want to win elections with unethical practices….Temple Politics,then on Sacrifices of Soldiers politics day by day getting innovative in Propaganda …..GOD save INDIA

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