Placeholder canvas

Fact Check: This Picture Of Sonia Gandhi & Dr Manmohan Singh With Sheikh Hasina Was NOT Taken in Bangladesh


Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent Bangladesh visit, a picture of Congress leaders with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina is being shared on social media.

The post claims that Sonia Gandhi once took former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on a tour of Bangladesh along with some other Congress leaders.

“Once upon a time Sonia Gandhi once took Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on a tour of Bangladesh!Look where prime minister is sitting and who’s is sitting where prime minister has to sit. So this is the proof who’s the real prime minister in UPA era,” the Facebook post read.

Here’s the link to the above post.

More posts can be seen here and here.


NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.

We ran a keyword search and found the same picture in an article by The New Indian Express dated October 6, 2019.

“Interim Congress chief. Sonia Gandhi and former PM Dr Manmohan Singh meet with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (Photo| Twitter/@INCIndia),” the picture caption read.

The same picture along was also shared by the Twitter handle of INC in 2019. “Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh, Rajya Sabha MP Shri @AnandSharmaINC & the INC Delegation met with Bangladesh PM Smt. Sheikh Hasina,” the caption read.

It should also be noted that Manmohan Singh served as the 13th Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. During his tenure, he paid a State visit to Bangladesh in September 2011.

Also, Sonia Gandhi served as the Congress party President from 1998 to 2017. And then in 2019, the Congress Working Committee elected Sonia Gandhi as an interim President following Rahul Gandhi’s resignation.

This proves that the picture was taken after the NDA Government came to power and hence, the claim attached to the viral picture is false and misleading.

If you want to fact-check any story, WhatsApp it now on +91 11 7127 9799

Error: Contact form not found.

Click here for Latest News updates and viral videos on our AI-powered smart news




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:



More like this

How The US President Is Elected? Here’s All You Need To Know

The US President and Vice President are chosen indirectly by the people through the Electoral College system. In an indirect popular election, voters choose a panel of people who have vowed to support a particular candidate rather than casting their ballots

ECI Takes Cognizance Of MCC Violations By PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has...

Badshah, ‘Bahubali’ Actor Testifies in Illegal IPL Streaming Case

Tamannaah Bhatia, renowned for her roles in films like...

Israel Hamas War: Israel Says Moving In With Rafah Attack

A representative from PM Netanyahu's administration told Reuters that Israel is proceeding with the ground operation but did not give out any specific timeline