Vishvas News found in its investigation that CM Shivraj’s viral video was edited and shared for election propaganda purposes. The original video is from 2020 when during the Corona period he makes a video call with saints and sages and calls to support them.
New Delhi. (Vishvas News). Amid the Madhya Pradesh assembly election campaign, a video of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan is going viral on social media. In the video, he is allegedly seen asking the sages and saints to campaign on behalf of the Bharatiya Janata Party for the upcoming assembly elections, to which the sages and saints refuse him and say that this tape is as difficult as yours. People are sharing this video believing it to be true and linking it to the election.
Vishvas News found in its investigation that the viral video was edited and shared for election propaganda purposes. The original video is from 2020 when during the Corona period he makes a video call with saints and sages and calls to support them.
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Facebook user While sharing the viral video on November 9, 2023, “Sachin Soni” wrote in the caption, “Viral Video *Saint Mahatmi Rejects Campaign In Favor Of Shivraj And BJP, Saint Says This Time BJP Will Be Restricted To 50 Seats Only.”
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To learn the truth about the viral video, we searched Google using related keywords. we real Video Punjab Kesari was found uploaded on the official Facebook page of Madhya Pradesh. The video was uploaded on April 28, 2020. According to available information, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh spoke to saints and sages through video call regarding the Corona crisis. He had asked the sages and saints to support him in this time of crisis. We found no mention of the stuff in the viral video anywhere in the hour-long, 21-minute video.
Based on the information obtained, we searched Google using related keywords. We found the viral video on IBC24’s official YouTube channel. Report Shared on April 28, 2020 According to the report, CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan discussed the challenges of Corona with saints and sages during a video call.
During the investigation we found the real one Video Also found shared on Shivraj Singh K Chauhan Official Facebook Page. The original video was made live on Facebook on April 28, 2020. According to the caption, Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a video conference with saints and sages on the topic of Covid challenges and unity. In the original video, a portion of the viral video featuring Shivraj can be seen from the first 35 seconds to 45 seconds. Sadhu’s viral video can be seen from 12.55 in the original video. It is then clear that the viral video has been edited and the audio has been added using editing tools.
For more information, we contacted BJP’s Madhya Pradesh working committee member Abhay Pratap Singh. He told us: “Elections are around the corner. That is why the opposition parties are playing such tricks so that they can defame our party and Shivraj Singh Chouhan. This video has been edited, they are sharing such videos to tarnish the image of the Chief Minister. They will not get any benefit from sharing such edited videos. I have every hope. And this time we will win.”
We searched Google using various keywords but did not find any report related to the viral claim that sages and saints criticized CM Shivraj for election campaigning and publicity.
Finally, we scanned the account of the user who shared the video with the false claim. The user has 4697 friends and 4.7 thousand followers. In the profile, the user described himself as a resident of Rewa, Madhya Pradesh.
Conclusion: Vishvas News found in its investigation that CM Shivraj’s viral video was edited and shared for election propaganda. The original video is from 2020 when during the Corona period he makes a video call with saints and sages and calls to support them.
- View claim: The saint refused to campaign in favor of Shivraj and the BJP.
- Requested by: Facebook user ‘Sachin Soni’
- Fact Check: A lie
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