An edited photo is circulated on social media which claims that Shiva Sena Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut ‘Made Tea for PM’. The photo is published after CM Uddhav Thackeray’s meeting with PM Narendra Modi on June 8 for the political discussion. The viral photo showcases PM Narendra Modi, CM Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and Cabinet minister Ashok Chavan along with Sanjay Raut serving tea during the occasion.
The viral image is fake, MP Raut is added to the image digitally.
While conducting a reverse image of the morphed image, the shown result was the tweet of CMO Maharashtra with PM Narendra Modi. The meeting was regarding the discussion on the Maharashtra quota issue and GST compensation dated June 8. The original tweet says, “CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray met with the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today along with Deputy CM Ajit Pawar & Minister Ashok Chavan.
CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray met with the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today along with Deputy CM Ajit Pawar & Minister Ashok Chavan. pic.twitter.com/TLbTrwEKeH— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) June 8, 2021
On doing a reverse image search of Sanjay Raut, results reveal MP playing the harmonium. The edited image shows Sanjay Raut serving tea in the meeting instead of playing the Harmonium.
Digitally edited photo (L) and Original image (R) from Facebook page