A video of former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh is going viral on social media. Kamal Nath can be seen holding a meeting with the Muslim Community. In the meeting, Kamal Nath appealed to Muslims to vote for them and talked about getting the mosque land back and looking at Article 370. He also appealed that this matter should not be revealed.
This video was shared by many users including BJP leaders @HariManjhi, and @ShivamSanghi12.
DFRAC team investigated the viral video. During our investigation, we found that the viral video is from 2018. In the video, fake audio has been attached by editing Kamal Nath’s original voice. Nowhere in the original video has Kamal Nath talked about providing mosque land and Article 370.
“News-18 Madhya Pradesh/Chhattisgarh” had published a news regarding this video on 21 November 2018. However, News-18 Madhya Pradesh/Chhattisgarh did not confirm the video. It was reported in the news that Kamal Nath held a meeting with Muslims. India Today ran a report regarding the video on 21 November 2018. The viral portion can be seen in the timestamp of 2:20 minutes to 2:45 minutes of this report. The audio does not match the viral video’s timestamp. Moreover, the congress leader can be heard talking about RSS in India Today’s video.
Kamal Nath video went viral several times with misleading claims
DFRAC team found that this video of former CM of Madhya Pradesh had previously gone viral with different misleading claims of which our team has performed fact checks earlier, which can be read by clicking here and here
Thus, it is clear from the DFRAC’s fact-check that the claim of social media users is fake as Kamal Nath has not spoken anywhere about getting back mosque land to Muslims and Article 370.