Congress supporter Gaurav Pandhi, who has over 70,000 followers, posted a video on Sunday, 21 April, claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi used unparliamentary language while addressing a rally.
Insinuating that Modi used profanity, he questioned whether he respected the prime minister’s chair.
For those asking, the same can be checked out here at BJP's handle. Listen in at 43:43 onward! Pathetic Minister !! https://t.co/RV5pL83i1L— Gaurav Pandhi गौरव पांधी (@GauravPandhi) April 21, 2019
The video was captured from The Quint’s live streaming of the Patan rally in Gujarat, and had overlaid text which said, “Modi said ‘BC’ at a rally.”
As the video posted by Pandhi became viral, Twitter users pointed out that the prime minister was simply using a Gujarati slang which had nothing to do with any profanity.
According to Semu Bhatt, Modi was saying, “ane have jo badha ko cho ke paani ni ladai thavaan che to...” (If everyone is saying that wars will be fought over water...”)
In the edited video, the ‘thavaan che to’ phrase has been played on loop, to make it sound like a profanity.
Modi in Gujarati said, ‘ane have jo badha ko cho ke paani ni ladai thavaan che to’ (if everyone is saying that wars will be fought over water). This person posted edited video that kept playing ‘thavaan che to’ in loop to make it sound as ‘BC’! #NoShame https://t.co/p9v60Re4NW— SB (@semubhatt) April 21, 2019
He didn't say anything like that. This is pathetic. Ask anybody who understands Gujarati. https://t.co/HoDrCKbaI2— Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) April 21, 2019
NOT THE QUINT’S VIDEO
While the viral video was photoshopped and re-cut on a capture of The Quint’s live stream, it is NOT our video.
The Quint has lodged a complaint with social media portals who have allowed this illegal video to be posted.
This @RatanSharda55 @sanjaypugalia is not a video made by @TheQuint. Somebody illegally picked up our live-streamed video of @narendramodi speech, and re-cut the video. We’ve already lodged a complaint with social media portals who have allowed this illegal video to be posted. https://t.co/2ixKGnQYwP— Raghav Bahl (@Raghav_Bahl) April 21, 2019
You can watch the original video, posted by The Quint here:
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