Madhya Pradesh

Newly-elected BJP MLA claims his morphed picture circulated on social media

Ramesh Mendola, a newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party MLA, on Tuesday lodged a police complaint here claiming that unidentified persons have circulated a morphed picture of his on social media for tarnishing his image. BJP leader Ramesh Mendola(Ashwini Vaishnaw/X) The picture showed Mendola, who won the election from Indore-2 seat with the biggest margin in Madhya Pradesh, holding a nameplate on which “Home and Transport Miner, Government of Madhya Pradesh” is written besides his name. Stay tuned with breaking news on HT Channel on Facebook. Join Now “I came to know about this complaint through the media. We will investigate and find out who is behind this picture,” police commissioner Makarand Deuskar told reporters. The alleged morphed picture surfaced when speculation is rife about who would make it to the new BJP cabinet in the state. Mendola, elected from Indore-2 for the fourth consecutive time, is considered to be among the contenders for minerial berths. He won the election a margin of 1,07,047 votes this time.

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