Screenshot of the morphed image which went viral
Screenshot of the morphed image which went viral
Text Size:

Actual picture shows Rahul visiting a Bikaner shop where a poster on its glass door mentions names of the sweets, and not what the morphed image shows.

New Delhi: A morphed image of Congress president Rahul Gandhi visiting a sweet shop is doing the rounds on social media. It shows Gandhi along with his party colleagues looking at the various sweets on display at a shop while a poster on its glass door says, ‘No credit until Rahul Gandhi becomes Prime Minister’.

Also read: No, the Indian Army does not kill its dogs after retirement

However, this turns out to be photoshopped image. The actual image is from Bikaner in poll-bound Rajasthan where the Congress President had gone for a rally on 10 October this year.

The actual image was shared by the Congress secretary and co-incharge of Rajasthan Congress, Qazi Nizamuddin in which one can see that the poster mentions the names of the sweets, and not what the morphed image shows.

The photoshopped image was shared by a Facebook page called, ‘Post Card Fans’, which appears to be a new avatar of FB page ‘Postcard News’ that was removed in July this year following allegations of fake news.

The morphed image of Rahul Gandhi was shared by more than 850 accounts on Facebook. It was also shared widely on Twitter.

In India, there is a tradition of putting up posters with one liners to curb the practice of credit sales. They usually write, “Credit sales from tomorrow”, but it is understood that ‘tomorrow never comes’.

Also read: Congress state units compare Gujarat migrant exodus with Partition using 2010 photo


The morphed image is being used to mock Rahul Gandhi — that he will never become PM.

Similar posters are being circulated by some other Twitter handles as well.

In collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer.

Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it

India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises.

But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle.

ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here.

Support Our Journalism

Share Your Views


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here