A picture post is making rounds on social media which features a picture of Dr BR Ambedkar’s statue being vandalised and it has been claimed that BJP MLA Karni Singh destroyed the statue.
the text on the picture in Hindi read: “बाबा साहब अंबेडकर की प्रतिमा कराते गिराते BJP नेता| BJP विधायक की करणी सिंह की इस हरकत पर क्या कहेंगे मोदी जी”
(Translation: BJP leader demolishing Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s statue. What will Modi ji say on this act of Karni Singh of BJP MLA)
At the time of filing this report, the above post was shared by over 2,200 Facebook users.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the claim attached to the picture to be FAKE.
On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search, it led us to a news report by Jagran dated March 4th, 2018 which had featured the same picture.
According to the Jagran report, Ambedkar’s statue was vandalised in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoria.
However, the report doesn’t say anything about the person who is responsible.
We also investigated and found that there is no BJP MLA named Karni Singh.
Hence, the above information proves that the claim attached to the viral picture is false.
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