Congress party and its IT cell used old images of river Ganga to target BJP government

Posted on 2018-10-13 20:59:06 by Neel Kamal

Summary

Congress party has been attacking BJP government over its failure to clean river Ganga. However, they scored a self-goal when they shared images from their own time to target current government.

Environmentalist and Ganga activist Professor G. D. Agrawal (87), also called Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand, who was on a fast-unto-death in Haridwar’s Matri Sadan ashram for the conservation of the river, died of cardiac arrest at AIIMS Rishikesh on 11th Oct.

Since then many handles associated with Congress part including the official handle have been sharing several images of Ganga river to target the current government over its failure to clean the river Ganga.

On Oct 12, the official handle of Congress tweeted an image of river Ganga in a dirty state with a message "With an atrocious completion rate, PM Modi has focused on lip service rather than getting anything done on cleaning the Ganga. #MaaGangaSeDhoka"

However, the image included in the tweet is an old one from 2009. We cropped the image and did a reverse image search on Google to find few websites which had posted this very photograph in 2009. Aiurea.eu had posted this image with the caption "Indian scavengers look for coins and other valuable items from among the offerings of devotees in the Ganges at Varanasi on April 5, 2009."

Getty Images had also shared this image in 2009 with the same claim. In both the sites Photo credit has been given to PRAKASH SINGH.

Conclusion: The image of Ganga river in dirty state shared by the Congress twitter handle is from 2009 and it's not appropriate for a national party to make such mistakes.

Chhatisgarh Youth Congress tweeted another image of river Ganga in a poor state.

 

We again did a reverse image search and found that Outlook had used this image in July 2014.

 



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