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Was Home Minister Amit Shah Caught Napping in Parliament?

The picture has seemingly being taken at a time when Shah was looking down which makes it look like he is asleep.

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Users on social media shared a photograph of Home Minister Amit Shah claiming that he was sleeping in the Parliament. 
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CLAIM

A picture of Home Minister Amit Shah has been doing the rounds on the internet with multiple users sharing the picture with a claim that Shah was caught napping in the Parliament while Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was addressing the House.

A few users took a dig at Shah and questioned the hypocrisy of BJP supporters who had earlier mocked Congress President Rahul Gandhi for using his phone during President Ram Nath Kovind’s joint address earlier on Thursday, 20 June.

TRUE OR FALSE?

The claim is entirely false. Neither was Amit Shah caught sleeping in the Parliament nor is the footage from the on-going Parliament session.

WHAT WE FOUND OUT

The Quint found out that the picture which has been taken doing the rounds on the internet is a screengrab from the winter session of the Parliament which was held before the Lok Sabha election from 11 December to 9 January.

Secondly, it can be clearly seen in the footage from the Rajya Sabha TV that Shah isn’t sleeping. The picture is taken at a moment when he looks down which makes it look like he is asleep.

The same picture had gone viral in January 2019 after the winter session had ended.

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