सिर्फ तीन प्रदेशों में विधानसभा चुनावों के हारने के बाद यह हाल है लोकसभा चुनावों के बाद क्या होगा ? (This is the state after losing assembly election in merely three states. What will happen after the Lok Sabha polls?translation). This message has been accompanied on social media by a video clip which shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi bowing profusely with folded hands before an audience.

The above tweet is by Chiranjeev Rao, an AICC member and the General Secretary of Haryana Congress. The video clip is 13 seconds long. It has also been shared on Facebook where a page Team Rahul Gandhi posted it on December 24. It has been shared more than 10,000 times and viewed in excess of 360,000 times.

5 राज्य हारने के बाद मानसिक स्थिति ऐसी हो ही जाती है

Posted by Team Rahul Gandhi on Monday, December 24, 2018


Using the InVid software, we broke the video into several key frames. We took one of the frames and reverse searched it. Using the keywords ‘PM Modi bows three times after addressing’, we came across an article of The Indian Express titled, “PM Modi breaks down on stage: Three Speeches when he was overcome with emotion”. The article referred to PM Modi’s emotional appeal in Goa in November 2016 after demonetisation was announced by his govt on November 8 that year.

Alt News searched for the footage of this event on YouTube with the words, ‘PM Modi addressing in Goa’. We found a video posted by the official account of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The hour long video was of PM Modi’s speech in Goa on November 13, 2016.

In the video posted above, PM Modi can be seen bowing repeatedly in front of the audience he has just addressed. The relevant portion of the clip begins at 1:03:00, immediately after PM Modi ends his speech.

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