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Fact Check: No, this image does not show Ashok Gehlot bursting crackers this Diwali

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An image from 2019 Diwali showing Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot burning crackers with his family on Diwali is being shared with a claim that amid the ban on crackers in Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot was captured burNing crackers this Diwali. 

Ahead of Diwali this year, many states in the country including Rajasthan put a ban on the sale of firecrackers due to increasing pollution amid Coronavirus pandemic. In Rajasthan, the Ashok Gehlot government has imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on those selling firecrackers and Rs 2000 on those who burn them. Amid this, an image has surfaced on social media platforms showing Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot burning crackers with some people. 

A Facebook user named Gautam K Nayak shared the image with a caption in Hindi that can be roughly translated to, "See the person who stopped Hindus from burning crackers in Rajasthan was himself burning crackers with his himself."

Another Facebook user also shared the same image saying Rajasthan CM banned crackers in the state and many kids were arrested because of that. Their father paid heftily to get them out of jail. And here he himself was burning crackers with his family. 

The truth behind the claim 

In our investigation, we found this claim to be false. The image dates back to October 2019 and do not show Ashok Gehlot burning crackers with his family this year, i.e, Diwali 2020. 

With the help of a reverse image search on Google, we found that Ashok Gehlot's son, Vaibhav Gehlot shared some images of his 2019 Diwali celebrations with his family on Twitter on October 28, 2019, including the viral image. 

Ashok Gehlot himself shared this viral image on Instagram last year.

In 2019 Diwali, there was no ban on crackers, however, due to a Supreme Court order, there were some restrictions in Jaipur which banned people from bursting crackers between 10 pm to 6 am.

On this year's Diwali, Ashok Gehlot thanked people for following the rule. 

In conclusion, an image from 2019 Diwali showing Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot burning crackers with his family on Diwali is being shared with a claim that amid the ban on crackers in Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot was captured burning crackers this Diwali. 

 

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