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Fact-Check: This Image Of Congress worker Sitting Alone is Not From The Ongoing “General Elections 2024”

Images purporting to be from the first phase of polling in the ongoing “general elections 2024” show a tired Congress employee sitting by himself on a chair with his head resting on a table in front of him.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @Sudhir_mish tweeted “First phase “trend” If you have a picture please send it?” on April 19, 2024. The tweet has received an about 929.3k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @Modified_Hindu9, @jpsin1, @mainRiniti, @beingarun28 made the same claim that a tired Congress worker was resting and kept his head in table kept in front of him during the ongoing “general elections 2024”. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The truth is that this is an outdated picture that has been online since April 2019 at the latest. The picture shows a scooter registered in Udupi, Karnataka (KA-20). The claim that the Congress worker was tired and resting during the ongoing “general elections 2024” is not true at all.

@Ashwinruparel tweeted the same picture on April 11, 2019. This shows that it is not from ongoing general elections 2024 at all.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Political influencers circulate old images from different events claiming to be from the ongoing “General Elections 2024” to set their political narrative. An image that features a tired Congress worker sitting alone on a chair and keeping his head on a table in front of him has been shared, claiming to be a recent image after the first phase of polling in the ongoing “general elections 2024”. The truth is, this is an old image that has been circulating on the internet since at least April 2019. The scooter in the image is registered in Udupi, Karnataka (KA 20).

Conclusion:

Fact : The fact is that this is an old image and has been available on the internet at least since April 2019. The scooter in the image is registered in Karnataka’s Udupi(KA-20).

Also Read : Digitally Altered Video Of Actor Ranveer Singh Criticizing The Modi Government, Goes Viral With False Claims: Fact-Check 

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