Singer Caralisa Monteiro posted a photo of PM Narendra Modi in which he can be seen sitting calmly in a lawn, reading a newspaper, with white pekin ducks in the background.
Monteiro used that photo to attack the PM for relaxing and posing during a pandemic.
“The talent to read two books, a newspaper and the laptop simultaneously while posing for the perfect photograph. And that poise during a Pandemic. Impressed. (sic),” Monteiro tweeted.
The talent to read two books, a newspaper and the laptop simultaneously while posing for the perfect photograph.… https://t.co/ZMxmxMLz6K
— Caralisa Monteiro (@runcaralisarun) 1598388175000
This photo of PM Modi was clicked in 2013 when he was Gujarat’s CM. It has nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic.
VERIFICATION AND METHODOLOGY
Using reverse-image search, we found an article dated September 14, 2013 from news site Rediff.
Titled ‘30 things you should know about Narendra Modi’, the post carried a similar photo as the one being shared above.
The image is captioned as ‘Gujarat Chief Minister on the lawns of his palatial home in Gandhinagar’.
Times Fact Check has found that a 2013 photo of PM Modi is being shared to falsely claim that he is chilling and posing for photographs during a pandemic.
Read original article here.