Was Rajashtan CM Ashok Gehlot bursting crackers this Diwali, here is the fact check

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This Diwali Rajasthan government banned the sale of firecrackers during the festive season in the state. They also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on shopkeepers and sellers, if they were found selling any kind of firecrackers. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also announced that if a person was found using or allowing any kind of fireworks, they’ll have to pay a penalty of Rs 2,000.
Amid this, a picture of Ashok Gehlot has gone viral all over social media claiming that Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot celebrated Diwali by burning oxygen-containing crackers that came from America. 
The Facebook caption read, “श्रीमान अशोक गहलोत जी ने अमेरिका से रिक्वेस्ट किया था कि वह ऐसा पटाखा बनाएं जो जलाने पर ऑक्सीजन छोड़े और अमेरिका ने पूरे भारत में सिर्फ अशोक गहलोत जी को एक ऐसा पटाखा बना कर दिया जो जलाने पर ऑक्सीजन छोड़ता है
उसी ऑक्सीजन युक्त पटाखे को छोड़ते हुए अशोक गहलोत जी
और हां अशोक गहलोत जी ने अपने राज्य में पटाखा छोड़ने पर  अपराध बना दिया है कई बच्चों को पटाखा जलाने के आरोप में गिरफ्तार किया गया उनके पिता ने भारी-भरकम जुर्माना देकर अपने बच्चों को पुलिस स्टेशन से वापस घर लाए
हालांकि सुनने में आ रहा है कि जब अमेरिका ने अशोक गहलोत से ऑक्सीजन युक्त पटाखे का पैसा मांगा तब अशोक गहलोत ने अमेरिका को जवाब दिया :- ठजाना ठाली है
(Google Translate: Mr. Ashok Gehlot had requested America to make such a cracker that leaves oxygen on burning and America has made Ashok Gehlot ji a cracker all over India that leaves oxygen on burning.
Ashok Gehlot Ji leaving the same oxygen-containing crackers
And yes, Ashok Gehlot ji has made busting crackers a crime in his state. Many children were arrested for burning firecrackers. Their fathers gave a heavy fine and brought the children back home from the police station)

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NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be old and misleading.
On putting the picture through Google Reverse Image Search along with relevant keywords, we found the same picture on Facebook dated October 28, 2019, claiming that Ashok Gehlot celebrated Diwali with his family.

We also found the same picture of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Facebook, posted by Hamara Samachar dated October 28, 2019, with the Facebook caption, “Diwali Glimpse : CM Ashok Gehlot celebrated #Diwali with family. #HappyDiwali #HappyDeepavali

On digging further, we also found the same picture on Twitter, posted by Vaibhav Gehlot (Ashok Gehlot’s son) dated October 28, 2019, claiming that on the occasion of Deepawali the family worshipped Laxmi Maa.

Moreover, we found that Ashok Gehlot himself had posted this picture on Instagram in 2019.


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A post shared by Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot.inc)

However, when we looked for oxygen-containing crackers, we could not find any news reports or information claiming that Ashok Gehlot celebrated this Diwali by burning oxygen-containing crackers.
Hence, with the help of the above information, it is clear that an old picture of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot is being shared as a recent one with false claims. Don’t fall for false and misleading claims.

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