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No, the crowd did not chant Modi slogans at the Congress meeting. It’s a doctored video


video is being shared on Facebook by many users claiming that the crowd chanted ‘Modi, Modi…’ when the leader asked the crowd to chant ‘Rahul Gandhi Zindabad’. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: People chanted ‘Modi, Modi…’ and the leader shouted on them to stop.

Fact:The video has been doctored. People did not shout ‘Modi, Modi…’. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The leader in the video is Alpesh Thakor, a Congress MLA in Gujarat. When searched for “Alpesh Thakor Speech at Congress Rally” on YouTube, it is found that the video posted is from an event where Alpesh Thakor joined the Congress party as a similar video can be seen in the search results.

So, when searched for ‘Alpesh Thakor speech at joining Congress party’, the original video can be found in the search results.

At ‘23.20 seconds’ in the original video, it can found that the crowd did not chant Modi slogans but shouted ‘Zindabad’ when Alpesh shouted ‘Rahul Gandhi’. Also, Alpesh asks people to remain silent at the beginning of his speech but in the video posted on Facebook, it has been placed after the slogans to make it look that he is stopping people from chanting pro-Modi slogans. So, it can be concluded that the video posted on Facebook is a doctored video.

Finally, the crowd did not chant Modi slogans at the Congress meeting.


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