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PM Modi gave this speech on corruption in 2016 (in Goa), just after demonetization


A video clip of PM Modi is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows his recent speech in Goa on corruption, which is aimed at Congress leaders. It is being shared in the context of the upcoming Goa Assembly Elections-2022. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Recent 2022 video of PM Modi’s speech in Goa on corruption which made Congress leaders nervous.

Fact: The video is an old one. The clip is from a speech given by PM Modi in Goa on 13 November 2016, which was within a week of demonetization. The speech is not given by Modi in the context of the upcoming elections in Goa (2022). Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.

When the screenshots of the video were run through Google Reverse Image Search, many similar videos were found in the search results. For one of the videos, the title reads – “PM Narendra Modi Speech in Goa | 13th November 2016 | Demonetization, Assault on Black Money”. So, when searched with keywords, the same speech video was found on the official Twitter handle and YouTube channels of PM Narendra Modi. They were published on 13 November 2016 with the title – “PM’s speech at launch of various projects in Goa”. The posted clip can be seen from 59:05 in the video. So, the video is more than five years old.

Also, the speech was given in the context of demonetization, which was announced on 8 November 2016. So, it is not related to the upcoming Goa Assembly elections (2022). After the speech in the posted video, Goa had an Assembly election in 2017.

Recently, in December 2021, PM Modi attended the Goa Liberation Day event at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Goa. His speech from the event can be seen here. In view of rising COVID-19 cases, the Election Commission of India has placed certain restrictions with respect to political rallies and roadshows in the five states going to elections.

To sum it up, PM Modi’s speech video is more than five years old. The speech was not given by Modi in the context of the upcoming Assembly Elections in Goa (2022).


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