A video of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s rally is going viral on social media. People present at the rally, can be heard reciting the slogan of MODI-MODI in this video.
Sharing this video of 29 seconds, a user named Kunal Patel wrote: “The leader is saying that apart from the two slogans, no one will raise the third slogan but the people of #Rajasthan do not agree.”(English Translation)
The video starts with the slogan of MODI-MODI, then a person on the stage, through Mike, is speaking to the people in the rally – “No one will raise anyone’s slogans, I have given two slogans – Long live Rajiv Gandhi, Long live Ashok Gehlot.” Third, no one will raise slogans against anyone.
Another user by the name of Sarvesh Kumar shared this video on Twitter (X) and wrote: “Gehlot- Only two slogans will be raised, long live Rajiv Gandhi and long live Ashok Gehlot. But the public is shouting Modi Modi” (English Translation)
The DFRAC team investigated the viral video and discovered some media reports confirming it to be false.
According to a report by the Hindustan Times, another video clip is of Rajiv Gandhi Olympic Games which dates back to September 13, 2020.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot along with his advisor, Babulal Nagar, and other ministers had visited the Dudu district of Rajasthan where his advisor Babulal Nagar had told the Congress supporting public that he would only raise slogans in support of Rajiv Gandhi and Ashok Gehlot – Long live Rajiv Gandhi and Long live Ashok Gehlot before the arrival of Ashok Gehlot. Additionally, Nagar had asserted that if any person raised any other slogan then the police would put him in jail.
It is clear from DFRAC’s Fact-Check that the viral video comprises two different clips that have been edited into a single video. Hence, the claim of social media users is false.