Congress shares five month old video as PM Modi’s Jaipur rally, apologises later

The Congress apologised for posting a five-month-old video to highlight the chasm between PM Modi and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in poll-bound Rajasthan.

The state will have assembly polls by year end in which the Congress is hopeful of staging a comeback. The said video showing Anti-Raje slogans being raised at a Modi rally was allegedly linked to the PM’s visit to Jaipur on Saturday last week and soon led to a war of words between the social media heads of the two parties.

Talking to Times Now about the issue, Amit Malviya said, “Well, I don’t know which mistake she is talking about. The fact is that the Congress shared this misleading video. They are the purveyors of fake news in this country and continue to do so every time and when they are called out they resort to sexist comments.”

In the video, people can be seen shouting slogans against Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje at a public event held in March this year. The Congress had claimed that it is not able to post the video on its Facebook page.

“While PM Modi is gaining control of Facebook, he is losing control of his cadre. Open infighting on display at PM Modi’s Jaipur rally,” Congress tweeted.

“Congress scores a self goal (as always) on Twitter. Claims a 5-month-old video is from the prime minister’s rally in Jaipur on Saturday,” BJP IT cell in charge Amit Malviya Tweeted.

Spandana retweeted the link to the video and confirmed that it was from PM Modi’s rally in Jaipur held on Saturday. However, three hours later, she acknowledged her mistake and said that that the video might be old, but its content is “real”. Will you acknowledge Amit? Be a man, you can :)” she said.

Three hours later, Spandana acknowledged the mistake, apologized and added that the video might be old, but its content is “real”.

“Apologies: apparently this video is from March and not yesterday…gosh Rajasthan BJP lost it that long back??” she tweeted.