The Press Information Bureau — the government’s nodal agency for communicating with media — was left red faced today after a morphed photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi it tweeted had the social media in splits. Within an hour, the tweet was deleted.

The photograph, the original of which it tweeted an hour before, showed PM Modi looking out of the aircraft window during his aerial survey of Chennai today. Waterlogged areas with stretches of green could be seen out of the window.


In the morphed photograph, buildings could be seen outside.

The reactions on Twitter ranged from bemused to amused.