A video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi allegedly blaming the BJP government for the suffering of the people of Chhattisgarh has been circulating on social media. However, India TV Fact Check team has revealed that the video is misleading and has been edited to misrepresent Modi's statement. The video in question was taken during Modi's public rally in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, on September 14, 2023.
During the rally, Modi made a faux pas in which he initially appeared to blame the BJP government for the state's woes. However, he quickly corrected himself and shifted the blame to the ruling Congress government in Chhattisgarh.
In the full video, Modi can be heard saying, "Since the BJP government has gone, since these people (Congress government) have sat, my Chhattisgarh's brothers and sisters have had to suffer, the youth have had to suffer." This crucial context was edited out in the viral video, which led to the false claim that Modi criticised the former BJP state government.
Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Sevadal had previously shared the same video with a misleading caption, further fueling the spread of misinformation.
The viral video distorts the prime minister's statement by omitting his correction and falsely attributing the blame to the BJP government. It is essential to consider the full context and verify information before drawing conclusions based on edited clips.