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Did former PM Manmohan Singh touch Sonia Gandhi's feet?

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Recently, a user named Ram Garg shared an image on a Facebook page with over 9 lakhs members in which a man in a turban is touching INC's president, Sonia Gandhi's feet. 

The text written on the image suggests that the man touching Sonia Gandhi's feet is former Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh, who is older than Sonia Gandhi in age. It is also added that Rahul Gandhi is smiling watching all this.  

This post has been reshared over 950 times. 

Our Investigation

The viral image has a watermark of 'Getty Images', which is an image buying platform. With the help of a relevant keyword search, we found the original image uploaded on the Getty Images website. 

Fact

According to the description given on the website, the image is from November 2011 during the Indian Youth Congress's national-level convention of Elected Office Bearers in New Delhi and the man who is touching Sonia Gandhi's is a representative. 

The caption given with the image reads as, "A representative touches the feet of Sonia Gandhi as Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi looks on during the Indian Youth Congress's national-level convention of Elected Office Bearers in New Delhi on Tuesday."

If the man touching Sonia Gandhi's feel was Manmohan Singh, then it would have definitely been mentioned in the caption as he was the Prime Minister of the country back then. 

As per the website, the image was captured by Shekhar Yadav from The India Today Group.  

In conclusion, the man touching Sonia Gandhi's feet in the viral image is not Manmohan Singh but a representative. 

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