The Twitter handle of Madhya Pradesh Congress posted a video and wrote, “We will not tolerate this ill-treatment of the chief minister.” The clip shows Shivraj Singh Chouhan and PM Narendra Modi walking together when the former is stopped from behind but continues walking a few seconds later. It is claimed that Narendra Modi’s staff did not allow Chouhan to walk alongside the prime minister. (Archive link)

Madhya Pradesh Congress Facebook page also shared the video.

 

हम मुख्यमंत्री के साथ हुये इस बर्ताव की निंदा करते हैं।

Posted by Indian National Congress – Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

A few other users amplified the visuals with the same claim.

Fact-check

In a Facebook post dated November 16, journalist Anurag Dwari of NDTV clarified that Shivraj Singh Chouhan was not stopped by an SGP/PMO official, but Bhopal collector who wanted to speak to the CM.

सुबह से सोशल मीडिया पर ये वीडियो वायरल है जिनको जानता था बता दिया कि ये SPG/PMO के अधिकारी नहीं @CollectorBhopal हैं जो @ChouhanShivraj से कुछ कहने आए थे,वाकई सोशल मीडिया पर खबरें यूं हीं दौड़ पड़ती हैं! लगता है किसी को तथ्योंं से मतलब नहीं है बस कुछ साबित करने की जल्दबाज़ी है!

Posted by Anurag Dwary on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

We noticed that the Madhya Pradesh CM himself shared the video on November 17 calling out Congress for “lying”. Using subtitles, the video explains that Bhopal collector Vinash Lavanya stopped him to discuss some urgent matter, following which he continued walking next to the prime minister.

Bhopal Collector also rejected the claim from his Twitter handle. Lavanya mentioned that PM Modi’s security team did not ask the chief minister to step aside.

Therefore, Madhya Pradesh Congress shared a false claim about PM Modi’s security staff preventing Shivraj Singh Chouhan from walking together with him. Alt News has found MP Congress circulating misinformation on several occasions. Some of which can be read below.

  1. MP Congress shares debunked mock drill clip in video targeting Shivraj Singh Chouhan
  2. MP Congress, Digvijay Singh share CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s edited video
  3. MP कांग्रेस ने बजरंगदल के 11 कार्यकर्ताओं की गिरफ़्तारी की पुरानी भ्रामक खबर शेयर की
  4. MP Congress shares clipped video of Rajnath Singh rally; Crowd did not say ‘Chowkidar chor hai’
  5. महिला द्वारा भाजपा नेता की पिटाई के दावे के साथ MP कांग्रेस ने पुराना वीडियो शेयर किया
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Priyanka Jha specialises in monitoring and researching mis/disinformation at Alt News. She also manages the Alt News Hindi portal.