Did PM Modi wear Arabic headgear in Saudi Arabia to woo investments?

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  31 Oct 2019 9:25 AM GMT
Did PM Modi wear Arabic headgear in Saudi Arabia to woo investments?

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Saudi Arabia for a day, on October 28, 2019. On his arrival at Riyadh, Governor of Riyadh, Prince Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud, escorted him from the airport.

Right after Modi's trip, a picture of him wearing the traditional Arabic headgear (keffiyeh) is going viral on social media. Claims are that the Prime Minister wore the traditional headdress to impress the Saudi King and woo investments.

A Facebook user posted the image with the claim in Hindi, that read, "Money is not God, but it is no lesser than God. Hindu Hriday Samrat @narendramodi dressing up to get investment in an economy destroyed by him."

A Twitter user @MyfellowIndians also tweeted the same picture with the same title.

NewsMeter team performed a reverse image search on the image and found that the original photos were tweeted by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on October 29. Prime Minister Modi also tweeted the video of his arrival at the Riyadh airport.

South Asia's Multimedia agency ANI News has also published a video of Indian he attire of PM embarking on to two-day visit to Saudi Arabia. The attire of PM can be cross verified with that shared in the viral tweets.

The images, with the Prime Minister wearing the headgear, is blurry, indicating that it is photoshopped.

Claim: PM Modi wears Arabic headgear in Riyadh

Claim by: Twitter, Facebook

Fact Check: False. PM Modi did not wear Arabic headgear.

UPDATED: April 24, 2020

Claim Review:PM Modi wear Arabic headgear in Saudi Arabia to woo investments
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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