‘No Credit Till Rahul Becomes PM’: Edited Photo Makes a Comeback
A photo of Rahul Gandhi standing in a sweet shop with a signboard behind him which reads "No credit will be accepted till Rahul Gandhi becomes Prime Minister" has resurfaced on social media.
This photo was sent to The Quint on the WhatsApp helpline by a reader Shaurya Jeet Singh.
The photo first went viral in October 2018, when the Congress President was campaigning for the Rajasthan state assembly elections.
It was then shared by a Facebook Page "Bittu Sharma Jokes", and had over 1.3k shares.
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TRUE OR FALSE?
The photo has been digitally edited to include a signboard that reads "राहुल गाँधी के प्रधानमंत्री बनने तक उधारी बंद ".
The original photo is from 10 October 2018, when Rahul Gandhi was on his way to the airport after addressing a rally in Bikaner.
WHAT WE FOUND OUT
A reverse image search of the photo led to a tweet by Qazi Nizamuddin, an AICC secretary and third term MLA from Uttarakhand's Haridwar.
According to Nizamuddin's tweet, the photo is from when Gandhi stopped en route the airport to pick up some 'famous Bikaneri sweets'.
The original photo has a list of biscuits offered by the shop, rather than a notice that announces that no credit will be taken till Gandhi becomes PM.
WHERE IS THE POSTER FROM?
So where is the superimposed poster from?
A search on social media sites for the keywords "Rahul Gandhi credit sales" led us to a tweet by one 'Chowkidar Naresh Shenoy', who had put up the same poster as the one used in the photoshopped picture.