Photoshopped Image Shows Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Wearing A Crucifix

The original photo shows Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wearing a white pendant.

A photo of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at a rally sporting a crucifix pendant is photoshopped.

The fake image is being shared on Facebook with a caption in Hindi that reads, "a cross instead of mangalsutra dangles from the neck of this 'sacred-thread' wearing dattatreya Brahmin."

(Translated from Hindi text - जनेऊधारी दत्तात्रेय ब्राह्मण की जनेऊधारी बहन के गले मे मंगलसूत्र की जगह क्रॉस लटका हुआ है, और बोलती है मैं गंगा की बेटी हूं, एक नम्बर की फर्जी चोरी करके बेल पे रहने वाली फैमिली!)

The post by a Facebook user Manjeet Bagga got around a 227 shares and more than 400 likes at the time of writing the story. The post specifically draws attention to the fake crucifix with a red arrow and implies that Gandhi is a Christian.

The post can be viewed here and the archived version of the post can be accessed here.

The photo with the marking and the same text is also viral on Twitter.


BOOM searched for the photo on Google using a reverse image search and found many visually similar looking images.

We found news articles including by ABP, India Today using the same image and found that Priyanka Gandhi is not wearing a cross but a white pendant. India Today's article credited the image to Getty Images, a stock images website.

BOOM searched Getty Images for the photo and found it dating back to February 7, 2017 from a rally held at Rae Bareli to support party candidates during the Uttar Pradesh state elections. The photo can be accessed here.

Claim Review :   Photo Shows Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Wearing A Crucifix
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