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’.
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.
— Qazi Nizamuddin (@qazinizamuddin) October 10, 2018
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.
RaGa: Ye kya hai ?
Shopkeeper: MeeThai hai
RaGa: Or mai Italian hu pic.twitter.com/ENWMVMVvUS
— Mini lama (@Mini_lama) October 20, 2018
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’.
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.
No credit till Rahul Gandhi becomes PM ???? pic.twitter.com/V0nneMP8pf
— Gautam Trivedi (@KaptanHindustan) May 2, 2016
— NamoNaresh (@mangalpady) November 5, 2014
This man is really clever – says “No credit till Rahul Gandhi becomes PM” – optimistic businessman! (via WhatsApp) pic.twitter.com/AGGj3CFZSo
— Venkat Parthasarathy (@Venkrek) December 12, 2015
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