Inconvenience caused is regretted, says PIB for posting PM Modi’s doctored image


Indian government’s communication wing, Press Information Bureau, has expressed regrets for tweeting photoshopped image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aerial survey of Channai’s flood affected areas on Thursday.

The official release by the PIB said, “Pictures of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi undertaking the aerial survey of flood affected areas of Tamil Nadu were released on PIB Twitter Handle and PIB’s website last evening.

“Out of the seven pictures released, one picture used the technique of merging two pictures. This is being referred to as “Photoshopping” in sections of media. This happened due to error of judgement and the picture was subsequently deleted. PIB regrets the release of the above mentioned picture. Inconvenience caused is regretted.”

The doctored image of PM Modi’s aerial survey posted on twitter was widely criticised by the social media users with the agency and becoming a subject of ridicule.