Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi after India crossed the 100 crore (1 billion) COVID-19 vaccine mark. Following this, a picture of a woman making a crude gesture at Mr. Modi went viral on social media. It is being claimed that a healthcare worker at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital was disrespectful towards the PM during his visit.
The image is morphed.
NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found the original photo tweeted by news agency ANI. The tweet reads, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a thumbs up to healthcare workers at Delhi's RML Hospital today morning as India crosses one billion COVID19 vaccinations."
Here, the woman is not making a crude gesture but simply touching the glass with her hand. We compared the original image and the viral image and noticed the difference.
Clearly, the viral image is morphed. The woman is not making a crude gesture at Mr. Modi. Thus, the claim is false.