Gujarat Youth Congress Replaces Indian Flag With Party Flag
The photo has been edited to make it appear as though the saints were carrying the party flag.
The photo has been edited to make it appear as though the saints were carrying the party flag.(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

Gujarat Youth Congress Replaces Indian Flag With Party Flag

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A tweet by the Gujarat Youth Congress' official Twitter handle, dated 10 April, showed five saints from different religions, each holding the party flag, and walking in a line.

The text along with the picture read: "कांग्रेस ही देश को जोड़े रख सकती है हिन्दू मुस्लिम सिख इसे सबके साथ कंग्रेस्स का हाथ" (Translated: Congress is the only party which can keep the country united. The hand of the Congress party is with the Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians.)

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@DrGPradhan)

The tweet, however, has since been deleted.

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TRUE OR FALSE?

The photo, shared by the Gujarat Youth Congress, has been edited to make it appear as though the saints were carrying the party flag.

A reverse image search on the photo, however, led us to Swami Dipankar's tweet from 18 June 2016, which showed that the saints were, in fact, holding the Indian flag while at the Wagah border.

This, however, is not the first time this photo has been misused by political parties to suit their agenda. A tweet by Swami Dipankar shows that Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party had done the same in November last year.

Back then, the morphed photo had local leader Meera Deepak Yadav’s image, alongside the party flags.

This too had been called out by Acharya Lokesh Muni, another of the five saints, on Twitter.

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