Abhinandan Varthaman Campaigns For BJP?

Tue Apr 16 2019 14:28:51 GMT+0530 (IST)

A Photograph of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman wearing a BJP Scarf went viral on social media. The Post informed about the support he extended for PM Narendra Modi saying there can be no alternative for him as PM and also cast his vote for BJP. This gave an impression that the Indian Air Force Pilot might be campaigning for the saffron party during the Lok Sabha Polls.

Actually, This picture is that of a Abhinandan Varthaman lookalike. As per the norms, IAF Personnel aren't permitted to take part in any political activity. The claim that a serving IAF Officer is campaigning for BJP is false.

Although there are few similarities such as the handlebar moustache, People could spot the differences with a closer look at both the pictures be it the mole placement, chin & drooping shoulders of the doppleganger.