India’s Modi spoofed over doctored photos of Chennai flood visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the butt of online jokes on Friday when it turned out an official photo showing him surveying flood damage in southern India through a helicopter window had been doctored. The picture showed Modi peering through the round window at a dramatic view of flooded city streets in Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state, after the strongest rains in a century there killed more than 280 people in a month and displaced thousands of residents. Social media lit up with users accusing the official Press Information Bureau (PIB) of faking the scene.

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