Chris Gayle Campaigning for BJP Before Lok Sabha Elections: Fact Check


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Chris Gayle Campaining for BJP Before Lok Sabha Elections

Story:

Star Cricketer Chris Gayle Campaigning for BJP before upcoming Lok Sabha polls in India.

Other Versions

1. Star Batsman Chris Gayle is Campaigning for the BJP in Lok Sabha Elections

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2. (Hindi)
स्टार प्रचारक कृष्णा गोयल उर्फ क्रिस गेल भारत पहुंच चुके हैं.. लोकसभा चुनाव में बीजेपी के लिए करेंगे प्रचार….. 🙂 🙂

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Fact Check:

A picture message is circulating widely online suggesting to show Star Cricketer Chris Gayle Campaigning for BJP before upcoming Lok Sabha polls in India. It shows the West Indies Cricketer in traditional saffron Kurta and orange color Tilak on his forehead. No, the picture stories about Chris Gayle Campaigning for BJP are not true.

Not Chris Gayle Campaigning for BJP

The picture story in question appeared widely on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and some online sports outlets among others. It surfaced online in regional Indian languages like Hindi and others. However, there are no credible news reports about the Star Cricketer Chris Gayle Campaigning for BJP prior Lok Sabha polls.

Original picture of Chris Gayle promoting a clothing brand (without tilak on forehead)
Original picture of Chris Gayle promoting a clothing brand (without tilak on forehead)

The picture of Chris Gayle associated with the story comes from a different context. It is in fact an old one from April 2018 where Chris Gayle is promoting Manyavar clothing collection. Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag and others were also part of it. Manyavar shared the picture on Facebook mentioning Indian Premier League Cricket Team Kings XI Punjab superheroes. Notably, the original picture of Chris Gayle does not have the saffron Tilak on his forehead.

Therefore, the picture message suggesting to show Chris Gayle campaigning for BJP before upcoming Lok Sabha polls in India is a hoax; perhaps just a prank. Interestingly, the same picture was shared earlier in April 2018 with a meme message in Hindi.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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