At that time and now: The surface of PM’s 1993 German travel photo during a visit to Berlin
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently visiting Europe for the first time in Germany. Now, his image of visiting a European country nearly 30 years ago when he was not in public office has appeared online and is viral.
It shows a young Prime Minister Modi and one of his colleagues standing in front of the statue of Charlemagne, the medieval emperor of Western Europe, who founded the Holy Roman Empire.
This photo is said to have been taken in Frankfurt in 1993. In Frankfurt, Prime Minister Modi paused while returning from the United States to India. At that time, he was just a BJP worker.
This image triggered a “then and now” comparison on social media of the Prime Minister’s current visit to Germany. People used this image for another image showing that Prime Minister Modi was receiving a ceremonial honor guard in Germany during his current visit.
Prime Minister Modi is on a European tour of three countries. In Germany, we held several important meetings with national leaders, including Berlin’s Prime Minister Olaf Scholz. Scholz, who later spoke with reporters, said he had invited Modi as a special guest to the G7 summit next month.