Fact Check: Did Arvind Kejriwal requested for coal donation

News Claim: An image circulated on social media, showing a picture of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urging people to donate coal in order to remove the shortage of electricity in Delhi  

Viral message on WhatsApp today, Social Media claims:

To cut the shortage of electricity, contribute coal to the Delhi government.

बिजली की कमी दूर करने के लिए कोयला दान देकर दिल्ली सरकार की मदद करें

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News Verification: The picture viral in social media claiming that the Delhi CM urged to people to donate coal is not true.

However earlier on Oct 11, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also appealed to PM Narendra Modi to intervene in this matter and ensure immediate supply of coal. In one of his letters, he has written that only one day's coal is left in the power plants present here. In such a situation, there can be a severe shortage of electricity in the capital.

Delhi has no power plant, yet it has a shortage of Coal for power plants, AAP 

Delhi Max hospital charges 1.8 crores exorbitant medical bill 

If you zoom in on the picture you can see the image is clearly made for the purpose of satire.


News Verdict: False

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