Delhi’s ruling political outfit, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and its members have managed to make news for their unripe behavior on more than one occasions. This time, Alka Lamba, AAP MLA from Chandni Chowk constituency is the one to make news with a fake tweet.
On Friday, Alka Lamba tweeted a picture of a survey for by-poll in Bawana area of Delhi. The AAP politician, in the picture she tweeted, claimed that according to the survey, AAP leader Ram Chandra is leading in the elections with 48 percent of the total votes, Congress candidate Surendra Kumar was shown in second position with 29 percent votes while BJP candidate Ved Prakash was claimed as being in the last position with 23 percent votes. The image had a reporter pointing towards the results and a logo of ABP news was showing on the top right corner.
With this image, Alka Lamba tweeted that the public of Bawana, in the name of Ram, is voting for AAP and not BJP. However, the picture turned out to be fake and as this news spread on Twitter, Lamba deleted her tweet.
The reality of the picture got revealed when a journalist, blogger, and activist, Pawan Durani, tweeted Milind Khandekar, managing editor of ABP news to know about the reality of the picture tweeted by Alka Lamba. Replying to Durani’s tweet, Khandekar revealed that ABP news hasn’t done any survey for Bawana by-poll in Delhi and that the image is photoshopped.
Here is Pawan Durani’s tweet:
— Pawan Durani (@PawanDurani) August 17, 2017
Have a look at Milind Khandekar’s tweet exposing the reality of Alka Lamba’s tweet:
— milind khandekar (@milindkhandekar) August 18, 2017
And a few hours later Alka Lamba deleted the tweet and blocked Pawan Durani, to which the blogger had this to say:
And @LambaAlka blocks me !
This is how a ‘responsible’ MLA of @AamAadmiParty reacts when ‘caught’ peddling lies !
— Pawan Durani (@PawanDurani) August 18, 2017
The matter, however, did not end here as the tweeple did not spare Alka Lamba for her spoof. Here are some of the best Twitter responses to the fake report by the AAP leader:
This fake survey post by @LambaAlka is a clear violation of Election code. A case will be filed in EC tomorrow
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Shame on you @AamAadmiParty
— Ravish Parody (@Parody_Ravish) August 18, 2017
Cc @amansandhu0000 kyunke Imandar AAP sarkar
— धवल पटेल (@dhaval241086) August 18, 2017
Is this the survey done by commies Marxists naxalites Aloo gang? pic.twitter.com/MXtFtUidRL
— Kailash Wagh 🇮🇳 (@kailashwg) August 18, 2017
So as usual AAP been caught for fake images !
— sachinsib (@sachinsib) August 18, 2017
hahah inhone tilt perspective sab kuch dhyan me rakhke kiya hai photoshop…top work 😉
— RK Ghadai (@rkghadai) August 18, 2017
Once again AAP guys are peddling fake surveys, did the same during Punjab elections also, nothing new
— Arjun Sethi (@Roguelost) August 18, 2017
— Varun Singh (@singhvarun) August 18, 2017