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.”

 

Paisa bhagwan nahi hota, lekin Ya Khuda, bhagwan se kam bhi nahi hota, (specially jab aap bhikari ban chuke ho)- Hindu…

Avanish Mishra ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಬುಧವಾರ, ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರ್ 30, 2019

 

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

Satya Priya BN

Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist.
Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support.
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