The state assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh are set to be held on November 17, and the results will be declared on December 3. Meanwhile, a video of Congress leader Kamal Nath addressing a rally is widely circulated on social media. He can be heard saying, “if our Congress government is formed, then we will first stop the Ladli Behna scheme.” It is claimed that he said the Laadli scheme would be discontinued as soon as his government comes to power.
A Facebook user shared this video and wrote, “बिग ब्रेकिंग कमलनाथ बोले बंद करेंगे लाडली बहन योजना. इस योजना में जुड़ी सभी बहनों का नाम लिस्ट से हटाएंगे।” [English translation: Big breaking. Kamal Nath said that he will stop the Ladli Behna scheme. The names of all the sisters involved in this scheme will be removed from the list.]
This Facebook post can be seen here.
It is being widely shared on Facebook with a similar claim.
NewMobile fact-checked the above claim, and found it to be false.
Running a Reverse Image Search of the video keyframes, we found the same visual on the official YouTube handle of INC MP, dated October 26, 2023, with a title: “Live: State Congress President Kamal Nath ji is addressing a huge public meeting in Chhindwara.” We observed the video but could not find Kamal Nath commenting on the discontinuation of the Ladli scheme.
Another news report in Dainik Bhaskar, dated October 30, also carries the viral video. According to the report, the audio has been overlaid into the video to make fake claims. The Congress law wing has filed a complaint with both the State Election Commission and the District Election Commission, demanding an FIR registered against the culprit who circulated the viral clip on WhatsApp. They also alleged that the video was shared by Damodar Soni, a councillor from Bharatiya Janata Party’s Chandrashekhar Ward.
Thus, we can conclusively say that the viral video covering Kamal Nath’s recent public address in Chhindwara, MP, is false.
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