The viral fake news:
A photo of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami handing over cash to a woman in Salem went viral on social media last week.
Truth turns out:
In the photo, the Chief Minister can be seen handing over money to a who looks like a shop-keeper. However, when we investigated further, we found that the CM was indeed handing over cash but for fruits that he bought from the vendor.
However, the video made rounds on social media and leaders from opposition parties questioned the AIADMK leader. The Chief Minister explained the video stating that he bought banana from the vendor and he gave her money in order to pay for the banana.