A video of a parliamentary speaker delivering a critical speech on Prime Minister Modi and his policies is being shared on social media with the claim that it is from Nepal.

The same video was shared last year as well. Several Twitter and Facebook users had posted the video.

Facebook user OM Meena posted this video on the Facebook group ‘Dr. Kanhaiya kumar’ which has over 5 lakh members. This video was shared close to 900 times in 2021.


This video is not from Nepal. The man delivering the speech is Himachal Pradesh Congress MLA Jagat Singh Negi. Live Times TV uploaded the video on March 17, 2021. The official Facebook account ‘Indian National Congress – Himachal Pradesh‘ also posted a video of his speech made in the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

Negi had himself shared the video on his Facebook profile.

Discussion on the budget in the Assembly.

Posted by Jagat Singh Negi on Wednesday, 17 March 2021

A video of Congress MLA Jagat Singh Negi’s speech in Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha was shared on social media with the false claim that a Nepalese leader criticised PM Modi’s policies.

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