A blurred video of Prime Minister Modi waving in what looks like an empty field was shared by Congress and later taken down. An archived link to the tweet can be accessed here.
It was also shared in now-deleted tweets by chairman of Congress social media department Rohan Gupta and Indian Youth Congress president Srinivas BV.
Film director Avinash Das tweet carrying the video was reshared by journalist Ranvijay Singh.
ये भी ठीक हैpic.twitter.com/AhmdESXuAG
— Ranvijay Singh (@ranvijaylive) April 2, 2021
Congress supporting handles @SpiritOfCongress, Suvarna Shreya, @fekubawa and Reshma Alam further amplified the claim. Alam’s tweet was quote-tweeted by actor Kubbra Sait. The video is also making the rounds on Instagram. Below is a post by the page ‘unbhakt’.
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Blurred and muted video
The video shared by Congress leaders and supporters of the party is heavily blurred and the sound of cheering in the background is muted. The original video was shared by BJP on April 1. It shows PM Modi waving at a large crowd beyond the fenced field. It was shot in Jaynagar, West Bengal.
— BJP (@BJP4India) April 1, 2021
The same video was also uploaded by The Times of India.
Congress and its leaders and supporters shared blurred and muted video to portray PM Modi waving in an empty field.
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