Fact Check: Picture showing PM Modi bowing in front of Nehru's statue is fake

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A picture has surfaced on the internet in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi can be seen bowing in front of a statue of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

The caption in Hindi reads: “6 साल जिसे कोसने के बाद, खूब बुरा भला बोलने के बाद, उन्ही को नमन करना पड़े तो समझ जाओ की उनकी विचारधारा और सोच तुमसे कितनी महान होगी ।”
(Translation: “After 6 years of cursing and saying very bad things, if you have to bow in front of him, then imagine how great their ideology and thinking must be as compared to you”)

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NewsMobile fact checked the above picture and found it to be FAKE.
On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search, we found the original picture on the official Twitter handle of PM Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) in which he was actually bowing down in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi.

The picture was taken on August 8, 2020, when PM Modi inaugurated the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra in New Delhi.

In the above FAKE vs REAL collage, it is clear that Mahatma Gandhi’s statue (in the original picture) was replaced by Nehru’s using photo editing software.
In conclusion, the above information proves that the picture in question is FAKE and PM Modi did not bow in front of Jawaharlal Nehru’s statue.

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