The Truth Behind PM Modi’s Viral Rakabganj Gurudwara Photograph
Amidst the ongoing farmer protests, a netizen claimed that during PM Modi’s recent visit to the Rakabganj Gurudwara in Delhi, the committee deliberately removed the red carpet, forcing the leader to walk on the cold marble floor
A photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the iconic Rakabganj Gurudwara in Delhi has gone viral. In the image, the PM is seen walking bare feet on the marble floor of the holy shrine that leads to the main building. A social media user wrote that the management removed the red carpet for the leader to walk on the cold floor. He further said that this is possibly the worst treatment meted out to Modi. The speculation comes amongst the ongoing farmer protests that has seen the maximum participation from the Sikh community.
Rumours were put to rest as the actual picture emerged soon after the netizen’s observation. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran was indeed walking on the floor, but right next to the narrow and long carpet that was cropped out of the picture. Dharmender Singh, General Manager of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee also confirmed the news saying that Modi’s visit was a surprise one, further adding that wrong information is being spread by opportunists.
Post his visit, the 70-year-old PM tweeted in Punjabi about his trip to the historic place of worship. He wrote that he paid his tributes to Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth saint of the Sikh community who sacrificed his life fighting for the Hindus.
The BJP is still trying to appease the agitating farmers to end their rebellion against the centre-imposed three farm bills. On 25 December on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary, PM Modi addressed the agriculturists of six states and explained the benefits of the reforms.
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