Almost an hour after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh and Congress spokesperson Rohan Gupta posted a video that showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi looking at the cameras while outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind was greeting him, Twitter red-flagged it and termed their post as misleading.
Twitter, showing the original video below the cropped video tweet, said, “Stay informed. The media is presented out of context.”
“PM Modi did greet President Ram Nath Kovind in his farewell event, say fact-checkers and news reports,” the social media platform marked, while attaching a picture via Rashtrapati Bhavan of PM Modi greeting the President. “On July 23, 2022, a farewell event was organized in Parliament to commemorate the end of President Ram Nath Kovind’s tenure. A short clip from the event is being shared with misleading claims, according to fact-checkers. Boom Live, The Quint and other news media have reported PM Modi can be seen greeting the president in the original video footage,” it said.
In the video shared by the two leaders, President Kovind is seen greeting the leaders, including PM Modi and Union minister Piyush Goyal, sitting in the front row during the farewell function hosted by the MPs on Saturday.
“Aisa apmaan, very sorry sir. Yeh log aise hi hain. Aapka karyalaya khatam, ab aapki taraf dekhenge bhi nhi (Such an insult Very Sorry Sir. These people are like this, your term is over, now they will not even look at you),” Singh had tweeted attaching the cropped video.
Shame on @SanjayAzadSln for sharing cropped video to insult outgoing President.
PM had greeted Ram Nath Kovind ji.
AAP edited that part and starts video after he crossed Modiji. https://t.co/uYFhBWsFJS pic.twitter.com/LKLZ4kYmqT— Ankur Singh (@iAnkurSingh) July 24, 2022
BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla also said that PM Modi had greeted President Kovind, which can be seen in the complete video of the Parliament. “Sanjay Singh tweeted today in which he said that the outgoing president was insulted. There could not be anything more unfortunate than this. He posted an edited clip and levels allegations against the Prime Minister at such an event on which there should not be any politics. The edited clip was shared. The Prime Minister had greeted President Kovind which could be seen in the full video. There are pictures in the public domain showing PM Modi greeting the President. Still, such an allegation was levelled. What was the intention?” ANI quoted Poonawala as saying.