Here's why the ‘India first PM' Google search is showing Modi's photo with Nehru's name

NEW DELHI: In what seems to be technical quirk, when one types "Indias first PM" on the Google search engine, the first link that appears on the search page is that of the Wikipedia page of the ‘List of Prime Ministers of India', with Jawaharlal Nehru's name in bold and big letters, and a brief description of Nehru. So far so good, but the twist comes in the form of the image, which is not of Nehru with his signature cap and button rose, but of the current Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

Though it's uncertain when this quirk happened, but the social media suddenly fraternity discovered it early April 25, when someone took a screenshot of the search result page and tweeted it out. Many others followed suit, taking screenshots of their own and sharing them on social media, with variants of the question: Why?

Some tagged Google, others threw the question out to the World Wide Web, and some others even suggested conspiracy. "Very strange type in google search "india first pm" the result will be this . Google showing pic of Narendra modi instead of Jawahar lal Nehru @GoogleIndia very unfortunate that such blunder is done by google," tweeted someone, while another asked, "Oops Is this Google error?"

While Google has not yet responded to any of these questions, one reason might be a technological quirk that showcases the first image on the Wikipedia page of the ‘List of Prime Ministers of India', which - upon opening - clearly states that Narendra Modi "is the current (14th) Prime Minister of India, since 26 May 2014".

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

 

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