Did Arvind Kejriwal celebrate his 50 birthday after Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise
Brief Outline: A Photo viral on the social media claims that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal celebrated his birthday despite former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise.
Facts Check: True, however taken in the morning
What is Viral?
Oh my God! Whattay Snake Kejriwal does nautanki of cancelling birthday celebrations because Atalji was critical, then goes ahead and cuts this obscene cake even as Vajpayeeji passes away Chullu bhar paani mein Doob maro Chameleon Minister Kejriwal
Oh my God! Whattay Snake 🐍— Archie (@archu243) August 17, 2018
Kejriwal does nautanki of cancelling birthday celebrations because Atalji was critical, then goes ahead and cuts this obscene cake even as Vajpayeeji passes away
Chullu bhar paani mein Doob maro
Chameleon Minister Kejriwal 😡 pic.twitter.com/YM7ViQLvq7
Facts Check Analysis: Hearing the news of late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the flood situation in Kerala on Aug 16, the Delhi Cm has announced that he would be celebrating his birthday.
A video was released by the AAP party on 15th Aug stating for the same
भारी संख्या में कार्यकर्ता और समर्थक मुख्यमंत्री आवास पहुँचे थे, लेकिन @ArvindKejriwal ने अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी जी की खराब तबियत और केरल में बाढ़ की वजह से अपना जन्मदिन नहीं मनाने का फैसला लिया है।— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) August 16, 2018
उन्होंने कहा कि मैं स्वयं व दिल्ली सरकार केरला के लिए मदद कर रहे हैं, आप लोग भी करें! pic.twitter.com/4YVDX8Uq4z
The picture is true as claimed by Ankit Lal, an AAP member. Ankit claimed that picture was taken in the morning, before the incident happened.
सुबह की तस्वीर को शाम का बता कर घृणा फ़ैलाने वालों, जनता देख रही है। #Atalji को गए कुछ घंटे भी नहीं हुए, पूरा देश शोकमग्न है, एक दिन तो धैर्य धरो।— Ankit Lal (@AnkitLal) August 16, 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee died in the evening of August 16, however in the video released by the AAP it claimed not to celebrate any birthday party seeing the Kerala situation as well.
Manish Sisodia, later tweeted “All Delhi govt offices, schools and other institutions shall remain closed tomorrow, as mark of respect for our dear departed Sh Atal ji.”