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Fact-check: Video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling Hindutva a ‘card to play the electoral game’ is digitally altered

A short video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gone viral on social media platforms. The video shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling Hindutva a ‘card to play the electoral game’ is digitally altered However, D-Intent Data has found that the video has been digitally altered and has nothing to do with reality.

Users circulate digitally altered video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling Hindutva a ‘card to play the electoral game’

Several users have shared the video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed that he said “Hindutv is an article of faith for us; Hindutva is a card to play the electoral game” but these claims are false.

Sharing the video, Neha Singh Rathore(@nehafolksinger) on X (Formerly Twitter) has said, Andh Bhakts(Blind followers) should not be hurt. Once years ago, he had spoken the truth. “Hindutva is a card to play the electoral game” She later deleted the post.

Another user @ChobeyManisha has shared the video and said. “Hindu is not a religion but a card to play the electoral game. Narendra Modi ji, by watching this video you can understand how politics is being done in the name of religion”.

Several other users have also shared the video and made the same claims their posts can be seen here. MohdWaseemINC, @aapsur, @incshivendra.

Truth about the viral video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling Hindutva a ‘card to play the electoral game’

As soon as the video came to our knowledge, we conducted research and found the original video on the YouTube channel of Zee News. According to Zee news this video is from 1998. The original video shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, “Hindutva is an article of faith for us. It is not a card to play the electoral game.”

PM Modi is heard saying: “Hindutva. ye, chunavi khel khelne ke liye ek tash ka patta nahi hai”. The word ‘nahi’ has been removed from the original video and shared with false claims.

Hence it is evident from D-Intent Data’s fact-check that the video has been digitally altered and has nothing to do with reality.

Intent

Political influencers are circulating digitally altered videos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set their propaganda against PM Modi, the BJP and its workers.

Conclusion

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