CLAIM\n\n\n\nSending across a strong message to the nation about the importance of keeping surroundings clean, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had shared a video of him picking up trash on a beach in Tamil Nadu\u2019s Mamallapuram on October 11. \n\n\n\nPosting a video on his twitter handle Modi wrote: \u201cPlogging at a beach in Mamallapuram this morning. It lasted for over 30 minutes. \nAlso handed over my \u2018collection\u2019 to Jeyaraj, who is a part of the hotel staff. \nLet us ensure our public places are clean and tidy! \nLet us also ensure we remain fit and healthy.\u201d\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/narendramodi\/status\/1182863814217420806\n\n\n\n\nSoon after the video went viral and made headlines, many social media users including Congress MP from Tamil Nadu\u2019s Sivaganga and former Union Minister P Chidambaram\u2019s son Karti Chidambaram, shared old, unrelated photos, one showing a crew shooting on a beach and another showing a bomb squad scanning an area on a beach, along with the photos of PM Modi plogging on the beach, to imply that the entire exercise was staged.\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/KartiPC\/status\/1183048817685319693\n\n\n\n\nFact Check\n\n\n\nTimes of India after thorough verification found that the image showing a crew shooting on a beach was clicked in 2012 and has nothing to do with Modi plogging on a beach in Mamallapuram. During verification, Times Fact Check came to know that the image is a crew shot for a TV production at St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland, UK.\n\n\n\nAs for the other image showing a bomb squad scanning an area on a beach, it was found that the picture was published in The Hindu on April 11, 2019 with a caption \u201cHigh vigil: Bomb squad inspecting Kozhikode beach, the venue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi\u2019s public event, on Wednesday.\u201d Thus it was proved that the photo is from April this year and from Kerala\u2019s Kozhikode and has nothing to do with Modi plogging on a beach in Tamil Nadu.\n\n\n\n VERDICT\n\n\n\nTimes Fact Check concluded that old, unrelated images are being shared along with photos of PM Modi plogging on a beach in Mamallapuram to imply that the entire exercise was staged.