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Doctored video shared as crowd raising Kejriwal slogans during PM Modi’s road show in Gujarat


A video is being shared on social media in which PM Modi can be seen waving his hand to the public gathered at a road show. One can hear the slogans taking the name of Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in this video. The post claims that this happened during PM Modi’s roadshow in Gujarat’s Surat. The video is being shared in the context of the PM’s Surat visit on 27 November 2022, which is part of the campaign for the ongoing assembly elections in Gujarat. Let’s fact-check this claim through this article.

Claim: People shouting the name of Arvind Kejriwal during PM Modi’s Surat rally.

Fact: The video in the viral post is doctored. The visuals were shot during the PM’s Surat roadshow on 27 November 2022, but the viral video contains a different audio overlaid on the original video. The original clips from the roadshow were uploaded on the YouTube channels of different news media outlets. This audio in the original clip makes it clear that people were not shouting the name of Arvind Kejriwal. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

A keyword search on the internet for PM’s Surat road show led us to various news reports (here and here) and videos (here and here) published by various news outlets. The roadshow video was streamed on PM Narendra Modi’s YouTube channel, which can be viewed here. The roadshow was also telecast live India Today’s YouTube channel. In none of these videos, one can hear Kejriwal slogans.

On further search, we found a video similar to the one from the viral post uploaded on the YouTube channels of NDTV and Aaj Tak, which can be seen here and here. Nowhere in these videos can one hear people shouting the name of Kejriwal. One can clearly hear people shouting ‘Modi Modi’ in them. The viral video is created by muting the audio from this original video and overlaying it with some other audio in which people shout Kejriwal’s name.

To sum up, a doctored video is being shared as crowd raising Kejriwal slogans during PM Modi’s road show in Gujarat.


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