A viral post doing the round on social media shows Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa at an event along with Kumaraswamy and couple dressed in wedding attire. It is being claimed that Yediyurappa also attended the wedding of HD Kumarswamy’s son on 17th April despite the lockdown. The post is a collage by a photo of the lockdown being punished by the police. The post reads
Twitter user Pinki Chaubey’s post has been liked more than 4,300 users and retweeted over 1,300 times.
यहां सत्ता पक्ष और विपक्ष एक साथ है,क्योंकि दोनों अमीर है……
लॉक डाउन का पालन केवल गरीबों को करना है,भूखे मर कर भी……..😥 pic.twitter.com/TtcVYGJyJi
— Pinki Chaubey (@pinkichaubey) April 18, 2020
The same post has been shared on Facebook
The picture was taken on February 10, 2020, from the engagement ceremony and not from the wedding.
Using reverse image search that led us to several Media reports in which the viral picture was used. The picture was taken on February 10, 2020, when CM Yediyurappa attended the engagement ceremony of Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil Gowda at Taj West End in Bengaluru. India was not under lockdown at the time.
Former chief minister @hd_kumaraswamy struggling to control the crowd during his son Nikhil Kumaraswamy's engagement with Revati at Taj West end on Monday in Bengaluru
— TNIE Karnataka (@XpressBengaluru) February 10, 2020