Old Image of Congress Rally in Wayanad Falsely Shared as Recent

The image was shared with a misleading communal twist.

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Following Congress' prepoll rally on 3 April in Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's parliamentary constituency, Wayanad, an image allegedly from the rally has gone viral on social media.

In the photo, All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and leaders of the United Democratic Front (UDF) are also present.

Social media with users are sharing this image to claim that the rally witnessed "an ocean of green flags", accusing the Congress party of trying make India an "Islamic country".

The image was shared with a misleading communal twist.

An archive can be seen here.

(Source: X/Screenshot)

(Archives of similar claims can be seen here and here.)

What's the truth?: This image dates back to 2019 and shows flags of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), a state political party in Kerala.


How did we find out the truth?: On performing a reverse image search on the viral image, we came across a report shared by The New Indian Express on 5 April 2019.

  • This article carried the same image and the caption stated that it was clicked during a roadshow in 2019 after Gandhi had filed his nomination papers in Wayanad for the Lok Sabha elections.

The image was shared with a misleading communal twist.

This image is from 2019.

(Source: TNIE/Screenshot)

Recent rally: We also checked images from the recent rally and did not find any 'green-coloured' flags in the rally as claimed.

What are those flags in the old image?: Some claims tried to insinuate that the image shows 'Pakistani' flags.

  • However, this is not true.

  • We noticed the green-coloured flags shown in the viral photo closely and found out that these are the flags of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), a state political party in Kerala.

  • The viral image shows IUML's flags.

    (Source: Altered by The Quint)


Team WebQoof has debunked several such claims in the past which allege that "Islamic" or Pakistani flags were involved in Congress' rally.

You can read them here, here, here and here.

Conclusion: An old image of Congress rally in Wayanad showing IUML's flag were falsely shared as recent.

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