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Fact Check: Congress IT Cell shares a photo is of a private jet claiming as PM Modi's aircraft

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The viral picture shared by Congress IT Cell is of a private Dreamliner model by Boeing 787 and not of PM's aircraft.

Several social media users associated with Indian National Congress have posted an image of the luxurious interior of an aircraft claiming it is PM Modi's official aircraft.

Congress leader Pankaj Punia tweeted the viral picture from his official verified Twitter handle to take a dig at PM Modi.

Another Congress leader Jitu Patwari tweeted the viral picture taking a dig at PM Modi.

The same picture was shared by the official Facebook page of the U.P East Youth Congress. Another page associated with Congress with the name "I.T & Social Media Cell Congress" also shared the same picture with the same claim.

Fact Check

With the help of a reverse image search, we found the same picture on privatefly.com. The photo is of a private Dreamliner model by Boeing 787 and not of PM's aircraft. According to media reports, the aircraft which are being purchased for the use of Prime Minister and other VIP dignitaries are Boeing 777 aircraft.

You can have a better look at the interior of  Boeing 787 in the youtube video below.

The viral claim was also refuted by PIB Fact Check.

In conclusion, the viral picture shared by Congress IT Cell is of a private Dreamliner model by Boeing 787 and not of PM's aircraft.

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