Congress on Friday accused the BJP that it has released a doctored video to discredit its ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra.
“Seeing the immense public support that the Bharat Jodo Yatra is getting, a video doctored by the BJP is doing the rounds to ‘discredit’ the highly successful yatra,” said Congress general secretary in-charge Communications Jairam Ramesh.
He said that Congress is prepared for such tactics and will take necessary legal action. “We are taking the necessary legal action immediately. We are prepared for such tactics, and there will be payback,” the Congress MP wrote in a tweet.
‘Doctored video,’ says Congress: This was right after Amit Malviya’s post, Jairam Ramesh from Congress said that the video uploaded was ‘doctored’. Referring to BJP’s I&T Department as the ‘Dirty Tricks Department, the Congress leaders claimed that it was an attempt by the BJP to ‘discredit the successful Bharat Jodo Yatra’.
“We are taking the necessary legal action immediately. We are prepared for such tactics, and there will be payback,” he said, refuting all claims of pro-Pak slogans being raised in Khargaon during the padayatra, which entered Madhya Pradesh on November 23 from Burhanpur district after completing its Maharashtra leg.
BJP wrote, “Now, Pakistan Zindabad” (listen towards the end of the video) slogans raised in Khargon.” Congress counters this claim and is going to take legal action. It is also possible as some say, that some malicious forces may have been employed to shout provocative slogans to discredit the Yatra.
After Richa Chaddha’s public application to join Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat “Jodo” Yatra, “Pakistan Zindabad” (listen towards the end of the video) slogans raised in Khargon.
INC MP posted the video and then deleted it after the faux pas came to light.
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— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) November 25, 2022