Digvijaya Singh Apologises For Tweeting Image From Pakistan As Madhya Pradesh

His tweet yesterday questioned the BJP effort's towards development and citizens' safety. He further pointed mishap in Varanasi where two pillars of a flyover collapsed, killing 18 people.

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Digvijaya Singh Apologises For Tweeting Image From Pakistan As Madhya Pradesh

Digvijaya Singh apologised for tweeting an old image of a metro pillar from Pakistan. (File)


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Digvijaya Singh questioned BJP effort's towards development
  2. He pointed to accident in Varanasi where two pillars of a flyover fell
  3. Mr Singh then said, "My apologies... My fault I didn't check up"
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Sunday apologised for tweeting an old image of a metro pillar from Pakistan and claiming it to be a railway bridge in Bhopal. 

His tweet on Saturday questioned the BJP effort's towards development and citizens' safety. He further pointed to the mishap in Varanasi where two pillars of a flyover collapsed, killing 18 peopleFact checking website AltNews debunked his claim and pointed out the error to Mr Singh on Twitter. It pointed out that it was an old image of a damaged metro pillar in Pakistan and not Bhopal. 

Mr Singh replying to AltNews said, "My apologies. One of my friend sent it to me. My fault I didn't check up."

The same image had also been shared widely in 2016 to target the government of Telangana. Back then Telangana Urban development minister K.T. Rama Rao had also clarified on Twitter on August 3rd, 2016 that the pole which was on the verge of the collapse was in Rawalpindi. A Twitter user had asked him to take notice of this.Earlier this month, veteran actor Shabana Azmi had apologised to the railways for tweeting a video allegedly showing railways staff washing dishes in dirty water. When the railways clarified that the video was from Malaysia, Ms Azmi apologised for her tweet.


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