A three-minute video of a woman criticising PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah is making the rounds on Facebook. The purported video, according to the claim, shows BJP MP from UP’s Sultanpur Maneka Gandhi calling out her own party on Covid-19 mismanagement. The post below gained over 27,000 views as of this writing.

Bjp खासदार मेनका गांधी

Posted by Suresh Honmane on Sunday, May 23, 2021

The video has also been shared with Hindi and English captions.

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Several Twitter users shared the video too.

Alt News received a few verification requests for the video on its mobile application.

Woman in the video is Congress leader Dolly Sharma

We found that this video was uploaded by a Punjab-based local news outlet Pro Punjab TV on its Facebook page on April 30. The video also carries a watermark of the channel. The outlet has not identified the woman.

BJP ਵਾਲਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਏਨੀ ਰੇਲ ਕਿਸੇ ਨੇ ਨੀ ਬਣਾਈ ਹੋਣੀ ! ਆਹ ਬੀਬੀ ਨੇ ਤਾਂ ਵੱਟ ਹੀ ਕੱਢ ਦਿੱਤੇ

BJP ਵਾਲਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਏਨੀ ਰੇਲ ਕਿਸੇ ਨੇ ਨੀ ਬਣਾਈ ਹੋਣੀ ! ਆਹ ਬੀਬੀ ਨੇ ਤਾਂ ਵੱਟ ਹੀ ਕੱਢ ਦਿੱਤੇ
#propunjabtv #bjp #narendarmodi

Posted by Pro Punjab Tv on Thursday, April 29, 2021

The official Facebook page of Punjab Youth Congress also shared the video on May 11 and cropped the portion which shows Pro Punjab TV’s logo. The organisation has also not claimed that the woman is Maneka Gandhi.

While rummaging through Twitter search results, we found that a few users pointed out that the woman in the video is Dolly Sharma, a Congress member from Ghaziabad. They also tagged her Twitter handle, however, she has not been active since April 2019.

We found that Sharma had posted a 23-minute-long video on April 20 on her Facebook page criticising the BJP regime over the poor handling of Covid-19. A clipped version of her complete video is viral. The relevant portion starts from 14:15 minutes.


एक दूसरे की मदद करो – इंसानियत सबसे बड़ा धर्म है । आज हर चीज़ से ऊपर उठकर हिंदुस्तानी बनो , अपने आस पास के लोगों के लिए कुछ करो । 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
डी.एम साहब लिस्ट के नाम पर मेरे ग़ाज़ियाबाद के लोगों को ठगिए मत, सी.एम.ओ साहब , जिस कुर्सी पर बैठे हो उसकी इज़्ज़त करो , आम लोगों के फ़ोन ना उठाना और काटना , आपको शोभा नहीं देता और तलख आवाज़ में परेशान मरीज़ों के परिजनों को जवाब देने वाले डॉक्टरस ये समझे, उन्हें इंसान के रूप में भगवान कहते हैं,अगर मदद करने में असमर्थ हैं, तो डॉक्टर बनने के बाद लेने वाली oath याद करें और प्यार से जवाब दें ।
बाक़ी इन्ही ग़ाज़ियाबाद के लोगों की वजह से चुने जाने के बाद सत्ता का मज़ा लेने वालों,आज ज़रा मुसीबत में पड़े लोगों की मदद करलो , ये PA , 5 साल ही चलेंगे, फिर इसी जनता के बीच जाना है ।


Posted by Dolly Sharma on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Sharma was Congress’s candidate in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Ghaziabad constituency. She lost the seat to BJP MP VK Singh.

In the viral video, Sharma says that she is 36 years of age. Maneka Gandhi is in her 60s. A facial comparison of both also shows the visible age difference.

A video of Congress leader Dolly Sharma lashing out at PM Modi on Covid mismanagement is viral as BJP MP Maneka Gandhi calling out her own party.

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