Audio Blaming Kejriwal for Migrant Crisis Falsely Linked to Salve

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An audio clip which has been attributed to ex-Solicitor General and senior lawyer of the Supreme Court, Harish Salve, is doing the rounds on various social media platforms. In the audio note, the man can be heard blaming the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi for the exodus of the migrant labourers.

He goes on to criticise Kejriwal and says that his government allowed DTC buses to ply under a lockdown which led to the labourers crowding Anand Vihar.

“And the most criminal acts of yours, which is unpardonable – why did your government allow DTC buses to ply under lockdown? Why? If you had a humanitarian concern, why didn’t you ferry the people to their respective destinations? Why did you dump them at Anand Vihar? You criminal!,” the person says in the clip.

He also blames the Delhi government for the violence in Delhi and says that the people in Delhi must be repenting after electing him to power.

The four-minute long audio clip has been shared both on Facebook and Twitter.

Scathing attack by our Senior Supreme Court Lawyer Shri *Harish Salve* on Arvind Kejriwal. Listen to Audio Message below.

Posted by Mukesh Adhia on  Wednesday, April 8, 2020

(An archived version can be found here.)

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The same message has been shared on Twitter.

Screenshot of the post.

The audio note has been shared on Twitter as well.

An archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

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WHAT’S THE TRUTH?

The audio note has been falsely attributed to Salve. Speaking to fact-checking website AltNews, Salve called the note ‘fake’. He further added that the he will lodge a complain with the Delhi Commissioner of Police about this matter.

Further, we found an interview of Salve with NDTV from December, 2019 and the voices are starkly different.

Previously, The Quint had debunked an audio note which was falsely attributed to Dr Devi Shetty, Founder and Chairman of Narayana Health.

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(With inputs from AltNews)

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