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PIB Removes PM Photo From Website After Question About its Authenticity

The Prime Minister announced an immediate release of Rs 1,000 crore for relief and rehabilitation works in Tamil Nadu.

Published: 04th December 2015 08:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2015 08:56 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: A photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted by  Press Information Bureau on its website purportedly showing him in a helicopter during an aerial survey of flood-hit Chennai today was removed  after questions were raised in social media about its authenticity.

The Prime Minister made an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas of Chennai, its suburbs and Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts. He arrived from Delhi at naval working station INS Rajali in Arakkonam, about 60 km from Chennai.

In the picture, houses and water were reportedly seen clearly which Twitterati felt could not be possible during an aerial survey. Soon after questions were raised about the authenticity of the picture, PIB took it off from its website.

When contacted, PIB officials did not deny the goof up. The Prime Minister announced an immediate release of Rs 1,000 crore for relief and rehabilitation works in Tamil Nadu.



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