Hyderabad: Last week, President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the world's largest cricket stadium in Gujarat's Motera. It was earlier known as the Sardar Patel Stadium but has now been renamed Narendra Modi Stadium after the Prime Minister.

Following this, an image of a fountain with a statue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a giant tea kettle hanging above him has been doing the rounds of social media. It is reportedly the "Narendra Modi Chowk".

The image is being shared with a caption in Hindi that translates as, "What is this condemnable act! Our country does not have a tradition of installing statues and naming intersections, stadiums, and hospitals after a person who is still alive."


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Fact Check:

NewsMeter performed a Google reverse image search and found images of the tea kettle fountain. However, there was no statue of Mr. Modi in the original image. The image is of the fountain at the Railway Station Chowk in Faisalabad, Pakistan. The PM's statue has been morphed into the image of the fountain.

The links below show the original image of the fountain which clearly states: "Faisalabad: A beautiful view of kettle and cup installed in Station Chowk for beautification of the city."

https://www.pakistanpoint.com/en/2018-09-25/pic-6010.html

https://www.urdupoint.com/en/news-picture/faisalabad-a-beautiful-view-of-kettle-and-cup-installed-in-station-ch-6010.html

The "Deer Tea PHA" text under the fountain has been changed to Narendra Modi Chowk and a banner reading "Narendra Modi Chowk, Darbhanga" has also been added to the image.

We searched using the keywords 'Narendra Modi statue' and found a marble statue of the Prime Minister on sale on the website India Mart. This statue has been morphed into the original image of the fountain.


Hence, an image of a fountain from Pakistan has been doctored by adding several elements to create the Narendra Modi Chowk. Therefore, the claim is FALSE.


Claim Review :   photo claims to show Narendra Modi Chowk
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

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