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No, Sundar Pichai did not cast his vote in the Indian Elections-2019.

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Many users on Facebook are sharing a post with the image of Google CEO Sundar Pichai claiming that he has voted in the Indian Elections-2019. Also, people started comparing him with the role played by actor Vijay in the Tamil movie ‘Sarkar’, wherein the hero travels from abroad to cast his vote in India. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Sundar Pichai voted in the Indian Elections-2019.

Fact: Sundar Pichai is a US citizen, so he cannot vote in the Indian elections. The photo in the post was taken in 2017 when Pichai visited IIT Kharagpur. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When the image in the post was run through Google Reverse Image Search, it is found that the picture has been tweeted by Pichai himself on his Twitter account. It was during his visit to IIT-Kharagpur (his alma mater) in 2017. So, the picture in the post is an old photo taken two years back.

Also, Sundar Pichai has become an American citizen, so he cannot vote in the Indian Elections.

Finally, Sundar Pichai did not cast his vote in the Indian Elections-2019.

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