Fadnavis didn't visit a 'Dargah' after Maharashtra setback; here's the truth behind viral pictures

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A post is making rounds on social media which features former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis offering prayers at a ‘Dargah’. It is being claimed that Fadnavis visited the ‘Mazar’ after the political setback.

The caption in Hindi read: “महाराष्ट्र में हारने के बाद “पूर्व BJP मुख्यमंत्री फडणविश” पहुंचे मजार चादर चढ़ाने को👇
अब भौंको भौं भौं जैसे राहुल गांधी के टाइम भौंकते हो
अरे बाप रे मुल्लों वाली टोपी भी पहने है मत्था भी टेके हैं आप तो पक्का हिन्दू खतरे में फिर आ रहा जागो भक्तों जागो😉
भक्तों तुम हिन्दू-मुसलमान में उलझे रहो तुम्हारी ये ऐसे👉🔔 बजाते रहेंगे।
जिनको इस पोस्ट से मिर्ची लगी होगी बस वही शेयर नही करेंगे”
(Translation: After losing in Maharashtra, “former BJP Chief Minister Fadnavis” reached to offer prayers at a Mazar)

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NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be misleading as the above pictures were four-year-old.
On putting the picture through simple Reverse Image Search, we found the original picture which was posted on the official website of The Indian Express on January 06th, 2015.

The pictures were taken when former Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, met Dawoodi Bohra community head Syadna Muffaddal Saifuddin on the occasion of Dawoodi Bohra spiritual head late Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s first death anniversary. As per the caption of the picture, it was taken by the Indian Express photographer, Pradip Das.
Moreover, there is no recent report of Fadnavis visiting any Mazar.
Hence, the above information proves that the viral post about Fadnavis visiting mausoleum is false.

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