A photo of cars submerged in a waterlogged street is being posted by several Marathi Twitter users to attack the BJP and its leaders in Maharashtra.
It is being claimed that the photo is from Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) limits which is under the administration of BJP.
A little known Shiv Sena leader tweeted the photo attacking Devendra Fadnavis, who is an elected BJP MLA from Nagpur South West. He accused BJP of providing ‘messy administration’ in the Nagpur city.
मुंबई महानगरपालिके विरुद्ध गळा काढणारे @Dev_Fadnavis आता #नागपूर_जलमय झालं असताना गप्प का..? तिथे तर भाजपाची सत्ता… https://t.co/pTp0Ye5VwQ
— Anuj Eknath Gaikwad (अनुज अर्चना एकनाथ गायकवाड) (@AnujGaikwad10) 1625764162000
Another leader from Shiv Sena’s youth wing Yuva Sena blamed Rajya Sabha MP and BJP leader Narayan Rane for the flooded streets in Nagpur.
#दिल्ली येथे #नारायण_राणे यांनी मंत्री पदांची #शपथ घेतली आणि इकडे #नागपूर येथे #भाजप च्या ताब्यात असलेली… https://t.co/KOnrO89hSe
— VIRAJ BAVKAR (@bavkarviraj) 1625826960000
मेरा पानी उतरता देख किनारे पर घर मत बसा लेना मैं समंदर हु लौट के जरुर आऊंगा – डायलाॅगबाज @Dev_Fadnavis समंदर आ ग… https://t.co/5LmauPPk3Y
— Straight Forward (@Raja_Africa) 1625832121000
The photo is not a recent one. It was taken in July, 2018 when heavy rain and floods paralyzed Nagpur.
Although it is true that NMC was under BJP administration even back then with Fadvanvis as state’s chief minister.
VERIFICATION AND METHODOLOGY
Using reverse-image search, we traced the original photo published in a local Nagpur daily called Nagpur Today in a post dated July 6, 2018.
It should be noted that Nagpur witnessed heavy rainfall during that time. Many residents posted pictures of extensive flooding on the social media, criticizing poor infrastructure facilities and lack of preparedness.
Times Fact Check has found that a 2018 photo of a waterlogged road in Nagpur has resurfaced with a false claim that it was clicked recently.