Fact Check: Modi Painting Himself As A Liar

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Recently, a huge controversy erupted when someone shared a photoshoped picture of PM Modi wherein he is seen allegedly painting the word “LIAR” on the forehead of his wax statue.

NARRATIVE IN SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter user @divyaspandana on 1:35 AM(IST) on 24th September 2018, tweeted the following tweet with the #ChorPMChupHai.

It quickly garnered lot of re-tweets and likes. Currently, there are 4,548 Re-tweets and 13,798 Likes on it. You can access the archived image of the same tweet here .

The morphed image depicted PM Modi painting the word “LIAR” on the forehead of his wax statue.

This morphed depiction of PM Modi created a furore in social media because @divyaspandana twitter handle of Divya Spandana (born 29 November 1982), known professionally as Ramya.

She is an Indian film actress and politician. She primarily works in Kannada film industry, but also appears in Tamil and Telugu language films. Ramya is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards South, an Udaya Award, and a Karnataka State Film Award.

She was also Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha and was in office from August 2013 – 18 May 2014, from the Constituency of Mandya in Karnataka state.

She describes herself as an Actor, Former Member of Parliament & currently handles Social Media & Digital Communications for Congress.

Other people also shared the same morphed picture on twitter and WhatsApp groups. Few of them are below:

OUR FACT CHECK

Fact Crescendo team did a fact check on the image and found that it’s fake. We did Google Reverse Search for the image and found the original image captured in 2016, which had been photo-shopped.

When we compared the original with the one shared by @divyaspandana, it was easy to see the difference. Our readers can themselves see that.

The original picture is from the day when PM Modi in a private viewing met his wax statue created by Madame Tussauds at New Delhi in April 2016.

Various News Media covered this incident. PM Modi even commented on this through his official twitter handle.

Even Madame Tussauds official twitter handle gave a tweet for this event.

 

IN CONCLUSION

Fact Crescendo verifies that the image shared on social media by @divyaspandana has been photoshopped and this morphed image was used to push forward a biased narrative by her.

Currently, she has been booked for insulting the Prime Minister of India under sedition law.
Our readers can read more about this by visiting the links below:

NDTV.COM

DECCAN CHRONICLE

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