While the world praised PM Modi for walking the talk by plogging at Mahabalipuram beach on Saturday, Congress' Sivaganga MP Karti Chidambaram took to Twitter to taunt the Prime Minister, claiming it was a 'staged photo-op'. He shared a collection of three photos featuring PM Modi plogging and a crew allegedly shooting the PM Modi doing the same. Curiously, the photo crew seen shooting the PM is entirely comprised of foreign nationals. Karti captioned the tweet 'Jai Shree Ram!'
Karti Chidambaram shares fake picture on PM Modi plogging
Jai Shree Ram! pic.twitter.com/tGrYcdxOXE— Karti P Chidambaram (@KartiPC) October 12, 2019
Netizens have been quick to point out the staged photo. Here's what bust Karti's photo alleging PM Modi's photo-op:
- The picture which shows the crew is a cropped photo from the site Tayscreen
- The beach found in the picture is West Sands beach at St Andrews in Scotland, a popular filming location
- The towers shown in the original picture do not resemble structures in the vicinity of Mahabalipuram
Here are some of the angered reactions:
Here is original picture.. #FakeCongressi— Kamal लोचन (କମଲ) (@Kamallochanm) October 13, 2019
Anyways seashore near MamlaPuram and ECR is plain.. pic.twitter.com/JEzW2k9Lok
Cropped Pic?— SuperStar Raj 🇮🇳 (@NagpurKaRajini) October 13, 2019
Do we have such buildings in Mahabs that's seen in the original pic? #FakeNewspic.twitter.com/1vmTLJs914
PM Modi plogs in Mahabalipuram
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning, cleaned the Mamallapuram beach in Tamil Nadu, in a show of his commitment towards cleanliness and fitness. This act by the Prime Minister was done on the sidelines of his second informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Prime Minister Modi had declared a mass movement against the use of single-use plastic. Taking the commitment further, PM Modi was plogging at a beach in Mamallapuram for 30 minutes on Saturday. Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister shared a video of plogging along the beach.