Hyderabad: A picture of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visiting a temple is viral on social media. Users link the picture with next year's UP elections.


Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter performed a Google reverse image which led us to a picture on the website of flickr.com. According to the information, this picture was taken on April 12, 2009, when she had gone to Durga temple in Amethi during the election campaign for her brother Rahul Gandhi.

On performing a Keyword Search, we found similar information along with a picture published by Getty Images.

We also found reports by `The logical Indian' that had debunked a similar claim in 2020.

Therefore the claim is False. The image is nowhere related to any elections. The image was clicked in 2009.

Claim Review :   Priyanka Gandhi visits temple during UP elections
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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