No, PM Modi Did Not Fall at Congress Leader Sonia Gandhi’s Feet
The photo has been edited to make it seem as though Prime Minister Modi was touching Sonia Gandhi’s feet.
The photo has been edited to make it seem as though Prime Minister Modi was touching Sonia Gandhi’s feet.(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

No, PM Modi Did Not Fall at Congress Leader Sonia Gandhi’s Feet

CLAIM

A viral photo shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi falling at former Congress President Sonia Gandhi's feet on a dais while people standing behind them smile.

The photo, shared by one Deepak Kumar on a Facebook group "जमीयत के कमांडो का ग्रुप" जो भी ऐड हो 100 मुसलमानो को ऐड करे", reads: "अपने बेटे से कहो 72 हजार और 22 लाख नौकरी के बारे में ना बोले नहीं तो मेरा क्या होगा गुजरात जाना पड़ेगा वहां की जनता भी अब जुमले में नहीं फसती"

(Translated: Tell your son not to talk about Rs 72,000 and 22 lakh jobs. Otherwise I'll have to return to Gujarat, and now even they don't fall for my lies.)

A screenshot of the Facebook post.
A screenshot of the Facebook post.
(Photo Courtesy: Screenshot from the Facebook group)

The photo, shared on 3 April, had over 415 shares at the time of writing this article.

TRUE OR FALSE?

The photo has been edited to make it seem as though the prime minister was touching Sonia Gandhi's feet.

A reverse image search of this photo led us to an NDTV article from September 2013, and is from a Bhopal rally after Modi was announced as the prime ministerial candidate.

The original picture, clicked by a PTI photographer, shows Modi touching senior BJP leader LK Advani's feet, even as the latter looks away.

Modi touching senior BJP leader LK Advani’s feet, even as the latter looks away.
Modi touching senior BJP leader LK Advani’s feet, even as the latter looks away.
Photo: PTI

In fact, the caption in the article reads "Narendra Modi touched LK Advani's feet on a huge stage in Bhopal today, but the BJP's senior-most leader scripted yet another awkward moment for the party by barely looking at the party's prime ministerial candidate."

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