A video featuring Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Krishnanagar Mahua Moitra is viral on social media. During one of her pre-poll rallies, she spoke to a journalist from the independent media outlet, News The Truth’ or NTT, where Moitra was asked about the source of her energy. Several users on social media have claimed that she had said it was ‘sex’.

Premium subscribed X user Sunanda Roy 👑(@SaffronSunanda) shared the video with the same claim. The tweet has been viewed over 28,800 times and has been retweeted over 400 times. Readers should note that @SaffronSunanda has been found sharing and amplifying misinformation several times in the past.

Premium subscribed X (formerly Twitter) user and Right Wing influencer Arun Pudur (@arunpudur), too, shared the clip on April 18 with the same claim. He later deleted his tweet.

Several other users on X shared the clip claiming that Mahua Moitra said ‘sex’ was the source of her energy.

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The video went viral on Facebook as well where users made the same claim.

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Media outlet Free Press Journal published a report where the headline said that Moitra had allegedly said ‘sex’ in response to the journalist’s question.

Fact Check

Since the video clip was from NTT’s interaction with Mahua Moitra, we checked their YouTube channel for the original video. We found the video on their channel which was posted on April 13 with the title: “‘I am Unapologetic’: TMC Mahua Moitra in Conversation with Tamal Saha | Lok Sabha Election 2024”. The viral part of the video can be found at the 2.35 mark.

Here, journalist Tamal Saha can be heard asking Moitra “What’s your source of energy?” to which she clearly says, “Eggs, eggs”.

We slowed down the relevant part of the video, where it became amply clear that Moitra had said “eggs, eggs” and not “sex”.

Further, we came across a tweet from Tamal Saha, the journalist who interviewed Moitra, where he clarified that the TMC leader said ‘Eggs’ in response to his question. He mentioned in his tweet that the audio was being “tampered deliberately”.

To sum up, it is clear that the claim that Mahua Moitra said “sex” when asked about her source of energy was completely false. She said, “Eggs, eggs.”

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