The photo of Kailash Vivayvargiya and Mukul Roy meeting Dilip Ghosh is from three years ago | Twitter
The photo of Kailash Vivayvargiya and Mukul Roy meeting Dilip Ghosh is from three years ago | Twitter
Text Size:

Kolkata: A photograph is being widely circulated on social media with the claim that the BJP’s National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and National Vice President Mukul Roy didn’t wear masks when they went to meet the party’s West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh, who has tested positive for Covid and is in hospital.

Dilip Ghosh was admitted to a private hospital on Friday night, with high fever, and the photograph of the two BJP leaders meeting him at the hospital cabin went viral today.

Fact check

The photo that was shared on social media was taken in 2017, when Vijayvargiya and Roy went to visit Ghosh at another branch of the same hospital where he is being treated now. Ghosh is currently at the Salt Lake branch of a private hospital, but the picture is from when he was admitted to the Dhakuria branch for other health issues.

A senior official of the hospital told ThePrint, “Dilip Ghosh is undergoing treatment in the Covid building of the hospital. According to the government guidelines, outsiders, including family members, are not allowed to visit a Covid patient in any hospital. Nobody is allowed inside the Covid building.”

“The photo that is being circulated was taken three years back when he was admitted to another branch of our hospital with some other complications,” added the official.


Also read: BJP leaders share 8-yr-old image of tunnel in US as Atal Tunnel inaugurated by PM Modi


 

Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it

India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises.

But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle.

ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here.

Support Our Journalism

Share Your Views

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here