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Viral Post Falsely Claims PM Modi ‘Served Food’ From Empty Bucket For Photo-Op

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon

Claim
Image shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi serving food from an empty bucket. 

Fact
The bucket, and ladle were not empty. A video of the same event shows the Prime Minister placing food on the plates. 

A photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding a steel vessel, and a ladle serving devotees at a Gurudwara, is being widely shared on social media platforms. Those sharing the image claim that the Prime Minister was just imitating the act of serving as both the bucket as well as the ladle were empty. Newschecker found the claim to be untrue. A video of the same shows PM Modi serving langar to devotees at Gurudwara Patna Sahib.

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Fact Check/Verification

A Google lens search on the viral image led us to an X post by Aaj Tak, dated May 13, 2024, carrying a video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi serving langar at the Gurudwara Patna Sahib.

Screengrab from X post by @aajtak

On comparing a keyframe of the video with the viral image, we found them to be identical.

PM Modi served food from empty bucket ?
(L-R) Image shared to claim that PM Modi served food from empty bucket and screengrab from video posted on X by Aaj Tak

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The video was also uploaded on the official YouTube channel of Narendra Modi on May 13, 2024, stating, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a visit to the state of Bihar. He served Langar at the Takhat Shri Harimandir Ji Patna Sahib to the members of the Sikh community.”

Screengrab from YouTube video by Narendra Modi

In the video PM Modi is clearly seen serving food on the plates of devotees seated on the floor. 

Screengrabs from YouTube video by Narendra Modi

Carrying snippets from the Prime Minister’s visit to the Gurudwara, a report by NDTV stated, “Wearing a turban and holding a pot of kheer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today served langar, a communal meal, to devotees at the Takhat Sri Harimandir Ji Patna Sahib Gurdwara in Bihar’s capital Patna…PM Modi also helped the Gurdwara management to cook food for the langar.”

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Conclusion

We could thus conclude that the viral post claiming to show PM Modi serving food from empty bucket is false.

Result: False

Sources
X Post By Aaj Tak, Dated May 13, 2024
YouTube Video By Narendra Modi, Dated May 13, 2024


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon

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