Search Results


No Result Found.

Old and unrelated photos are being shared to claim that beach plogging exercise by PM Modi was staged

  • Share


Old and unrelated pictures are doing rounds on social media along with PM Modi’s Mallapuram pictures to spread misinformation that a crew was hired to shoot pictures for Prime Minister and the entire exercise was staged.

On a recent visit to Tamil Nadu during Indo-China Informal Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared few pictures on social media where he can be seen picking litter from the beautiful Mamallapuram Beach and collecting it in a bag. In his post, PM Modi urges people to keep the public places clean. 

As soon as PM Modi’s pictures from Mamallapuram Beach were posted on social media, many people started sharing random pictures online along with PM Modi’s picture, claiming them to be a picture of a ‘crew’, which is hired to shoot PM’s cleaning drill.

Karti Chidambaram, son of former union minister P Chidambaram took a dig at PM Modi’s plogging sharing few pictures on Twitter with a caption “Jai Shree Ram.”

Following Karti’s tweet, another congress leader Brijesh Kallapa shared the same image with a caption, "This is one section of the 25 member crew that shot PM Modi cleaning the five-star beach this morning. Good job guys.

A Twitter handle Rofl Republic (@i_theindian) also shared a set of images to suggest that Modi’s beach plogging exercise was a staged.

To know if the “crew” was actually hired to shoot PM Modi’s plogging, we began our investigation.

Our Investigation: Old and Random pictures

First Image

Upon investigation, we came across a website where the image of ‘crew’ members on a beach was shared. is a website that provides assistance in media production.

Second Image

In another image that was widely shared on social media, some men can be seen performing security checks. This image was used in an article by ‘The Hindu’ which was shared on April 2019 during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kozhikode. The article informed about the tight-security status of the city amid PM’s visit.

Therefore it can be concluded that pictures doing rounds on social media along with PM Modi’s Mallapuram pictures are shared to spread misinformation that a crew is hired to shoot pictures for Prime Minister and the entire exercise was staged.

Note: You can reach out to us at support[at] if you find any issue with our articles.


{{comment.user.fname}} {{comment.user.lname}}, {{}}



Please Login or signup to share your views on this article

Support Fact Hunt




Fact Check: No, 158 Indian soldiers are not killed in a rocket launcher attach by Chinese army
by Anubha Pandey 2020-06-02 11:48:09
Fact Check: Can regular use of sanitizer for 50 to 60 days increase risk of skin cancer?
by Anubha Pandey 2020-05-02 12:45:16
Fact Check: Three years old picture of a family committing suicide in Rajasthan revived amid migrant crisis
by Himani Joshi 2020-06-02 07:32:48
Fact Check: Truth behind the viral video and image of Indian and Chinese soldiers clash
by Anubha Pandey 2020-06-01 19:57:22
No, PM Modi did not claim to treat one crore COVID19 patients free of cost, India TV misquoted him
by Anubha Pandey 2020-06-01 17:20:59
Congress leaders shared old video from Bangladesh linking it with migrant crisis during lockdown in India
by Neel Kamal 2020-05-31 18:02:55
Fact Check: Did a migrant woman die of hunger at Muzaffarpur railway station?
by Anubha Pandey 2020-05-30 06:49:33
Fact Check: Did the National Security Advisor allegedly congratulate the Commissioner Secretary of Ladakh?
by Samyuktha Mirra 2020-05-30 05:33:42
Fact Check: An old image from Farrukhabad shared as Shivling found in Ayodhya excavation
by Himani Joshi 2020-05-29 08:34:58
Fact Check: old pictures viral on social media to show massive fire in Uttarakhand forests
by Himani Joshi 2020-05-28 08:26:55
Fact Check: Old video of a minor boy injured in anti-CAA protests revived as police brutality on Muslims
by Himani Joshi 2020-05-27 13:33:05
Fact Check: Truth behind the social media post claiming that a sadhu in Ayodhya died of hunger
by Anubha Pandey 2020-05-27 12:32:59
Fact Check: A fake message warning about increased crime rates post lock down viral on social media
by Anubha Pandey 2020-05-27 08:37:46
Fact Check: Did MHA permit all the states to open schools?
by Samyuktha Mirra 2020-05-27 05:48:56
Fact Check: Are temples charged more than mosques and churches for electricity in Tamil Nadu
by Anubha Pandey 2020-05-26 10:55:08
Fact Check: Video of a woman being beaten by her own family over land dispute in UP shared with communal narrative
by Himani Joshi 2020-05-26 08:47:12
No, the slogan of 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' was not raised during PM Modi’s recent visit to West Bengal
by Neel Kamal 2020-05-24 17:34:42
Fact Check: Truth behind the viral post showing 'handcuffed' Amit Shah being taken to the court
by Anubha Pandey 2020-05-23 09:49:19
False claim about Dr Harsh Vardhan's appointment as WHO Executive Board chairman viral on social media
by Samyuktha Mirra 2020-05-23 08:25:17
Fact Check: Last year's video of Cyclone Fani shared by Greta Thunberg claiming to be of the Cyclone Amphan
by Himani Joshi 2020-05-23 08:22:01

Mobile App

Available for Android


Subscribe to our newsletter to get notification about new fact checks, feature updates, etc..

Greetings to all our readers. We need your support to keep Fact Hunt up and running. On our 2nd anniversary, we are raising funds for the Fiscal year 2020-21. Please donate generously if you like our work.
For more details visit Fund Raise Page

Rs 100 Rs 200 Rs 500  Rs 1000

 Donate Now

Alternatively you can donate through UPI: facthunt@yesbank or you can support us on Patreon