Claim: A video has been going viral on various social media platforms in which it is seen that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is seen watching Ramayana, TV series in his office. In the video, PM Modi is seen clapping while watching Ramayana.
The video has been doing several rounds on Facebook where it is shared with various captions.
PM Modi get Emotional after watching this last episode of Ramayan last night.
Posted by Sandeep Bhatia on Saturday, May 2, 2020
देश के प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जी रामायण के अंतिम भाग देखते हुए…जय श्री राम…🚩
Posted by लघु कहानियाँ on Sunday, May 3, 2020
టీవీ లో రామాయణం వీక్షిస్తున్న ప్రధాని మోదీసంక్లిష్ట సమయంలో ఆదర్శ పురుషుడు శ్రీరాముని గాధ స్మరణీయం,,!
Posted by Nijam on Sunday, May 3, 2020
Few people have also tweeted it.
— Ridhima Tripathi (BJP) 🇮🇳 (@RidhimaTripath4) May 3, 2020
Dear Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji Watching Ramayan On DD NATIONAL.🙏🙏🙏🙏📻📺 pic.twitter.com/A4dTP8IavF
— Vijay Rajput (@13VijayRajput) May 3, 2020
The same video has been shared widely on Whatsapp chats and groups as well.
The viral video is fake. Upon doing reverse image search it was found that the video was photoshopped. The actual video is of PM Narendra Modi watching the live telecast of the launch of Chandrayaan-2 by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation). In the viral video that has been extensively shared, real visuals of the launch of Chandrayaan2 were edited and replaced by visuals from the TV series, Ramayana.
This is not the first time that the same video is being used to fool the people. Few months back the same video was edited and circulated with the claim that PM Modi was clapping hands while watching P. Chidambaram being arrested on screen.
The real video tweeted by ANI is being attached below to prove the fact that the claim is fake.
— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2019