As the elections are approaching in Uttar Pradesh, many fake photos and videos are also being circulated to target the opposition parties. A picture of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is doing round on social media. In the viral image, she can be seen eating something. While sharing this image, people on social media claimed that Indira Gandhi is eating seafood despite being a Brahmin.
While sharing this image, a Twitter user wrote a caption in Hindi that reads, "दत्तात्रेय ब्राह्मण राहुल गांधी की दादी #Sea_food का आनंद उठाते हुए."
[English Translation: Dattatreya Brahmin Rahul Gandhi's grandmother enjoying seafood.]
Another Twitter user wrote a caption that reads, "दत्तात्रेय ब्राह्मण राहुल गांधी की दादी #Sea_food का आनंद उठाते हुए. नकली गांधी ,असली मुस्लिम."
[English Translation: Dattatreya Brahmin Rahul Gandhi's grandmother enjoying seafood. Fake Gandhi, Real Muslim.]
The viral image is of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi eating seafood.
The Logical Indian Fact Check team verified the claim and found it to be false. The viral image is edited.
On doing a Google reverse image search of the viral image, we found a report published on The Hindu on 25 September 2017. The report 'Veteran photographer Sridhar Naidu dead' is related to the death of famous photographer Sridhar Naidu. The picture used in this report matches the viral photo.
According to the report, the viral image was clicked by renowned photographer Sridhar Naidu. In the picture, the former Prime Minister of the country, Indira Gandhi, can be seen eating corn. In English, the picture caption reads, "Former prime minister Indira Gandhi digging heartily into maize corn - a photograph clicked by Sridhar Naidu. | Photo Credit: dkr."
We also compared the viral image with the actual image and found that the original photo was edited to make corn look like seafood. Below you can see the comparison.
Our investigation shows that the viral picture of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi eating corn is edited and shared with the wrong claim in an attempt to defame the Congress party. Hence, the viral claim is false.
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