An image, showing a railway station's board with text 'Tamil Nadu Says Go Back Modi. We Hate You' written over it, is being shared on social media.
The photo comes in the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to Chennai on 26 May, where he is scheduled to inaugurate various development projects.
However, we found out that the original photo shows the signboard at Kanniyakumari Railway Station, which reads 'Kanniyakumari'. The viral image has been edited to replace the text.
The image is being shared widely on social media. Some of the captions read, "Tamil Nadu Always says 👇 #GoBackModi (sic)."
WHAT WE FOUND OUT
On conducting a reverse image search on the viral photo using Yandex, we came across an article published on Business Insider on 17 March 2016.
The article gave image credit to Ed Hanley, a photographer, who documented his journey in 2016 on the Dibrugarh-Kanniyakumari Vivek Express, the longest ride in India.
The video showed the Dibrugarh-Kanniyakumari Vivek Express' journey which lasted for 85 hours.
Similarities can be spotted on comparing the original photo with the viral one.
Evidently, a photograph of Tamil Nadu's Kanniyakumari railway station board was manipulated to profess a message of Tamil Nadu being against PM Modi.