Fact Check: PM Modi waving at empty election ground in Bengal
Kolkata : One may get confused between real and fake videos on the internet; one such video is of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that is getting viral on social media these days. In a video on Twitter, PM can be seen getting off from his helicopter and waving at an empty ground. Let's find out the truth behind it.
It is known that elections are being held in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Puducherry. So there are people working to develop and also demolish images of political leaders. Who could be a better target for it than PM Modi.
While the video claims that PM Modi is getting no people to support, the reality is totally different.
Two versions of the video are getting viral on social media – one with no sound and no people, another with Bollywood song playing in the background. The editing in the video is so convincing that the official Twitter handle of INC posted the video and later deleted it. Check out the archive version of the post here.
The national coordinator of All India Congress Committee's social media wing Lavanya Ballal also tweeted the viral video with a caption that read, “Waving at imaginary people is the latest trend. It's his STRENEAH. (sic)”
When News Heads searched on the internet about the rally which is being claimed in the video, we found out that the video is fake, in reality, there were thousands of people who came to see PM Modi. A high-resolution video has also been posted on the BJP's official page.
The caption of the video said, “Scenes from PM Narendra Modi's rally in Jaynagar have the unmissable message of Ashol Poriborton in Bengal.” In the video, a crowd can be seen at a distance behind the barricades. One can also hear loud cheer coming from the crowd and chants of Vande Mataram. Both these bits were removed in the viral video.
A blurred low-resolution video is being circulated on social media to defame PM Modi during election time.