Viral Claim: An Image of Pm Modi and Bihar CM Nitish kumar, being shared on social media claiming that both of them were laughing while paying tribute to the martyred soldiers of the Pulwama attack.

Facts Check: False

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पुलवामा हमले के बाद पूरा देश रो रहा है. पर मोदी और उनके दोस्त - जैसे नीतीश जी, साक्षी महाराज - मुस्कुरा रहे हैं, चुनावी सभाओं का आनंद ले रहे हैं, यहां तक कि साक्षी तो जनाजे को भी चुनावी सभा समझ बैठे. पर इन्हें कौन घेरेगा? सब तो कश्मीरी छात्रों, व्यापारियों को घेरने में लगे हैं!


हद होती है असंवेदनशीलता की।

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Facts Check Analysis PM Modi is currently in Bihar and looks like the the peole who were behind this fake news were waiting for this time. PM Narendra Modi was in Bihar on 16th Feb. in Bihar’s Barauni, where he laid the foundation stone for the Patna Metro Rail Project and other projects worth Rs 33000 crore. He was latter joined by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, before heading to Jharkhand.

This is nearly 4 years old photo of PM Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The two shared the stage after a long time since Nitish party parted ways with BJP.

This image of the two was shared post Pulwama Attack, on a wrong contest now.

The image was shared by the youth Congress with the post message as “हद होती है असंवेदनशीलता की।”, however the mages are not new and much old than thought.

The news was shared on 26th July, 2015 by indianexpress, titled “PM Narendra Modi goes on the offensive against Nitish Kumar, plays development card”.

IndiaTV, published for the same video on YouTube, in the video s well Modi and Nitish can be seen together and talking and laughing. .

Therefor the current picture shared by the Congress is not true. The Congress has not removed the fake picture even at the time of writing this news.

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Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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