A video in which Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan can be seen disturbing prizes on a stage has gone viral on social media. In the video, Shivraj can be seen distributing rectangular placards as prizes which read, “Petrol Rs 120, Diesel Rs 109, LPG Rs 950.”
The video is being shared on Facebook with a caption in Hindi that can be roughly translated in English to, “Diwali gift to the people of Madhya Pradesh from Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Thanks to Chief Minister for the Diwali gift.”
(Original Text: मध्य प्रदेश की आवाम को मध्यप्रदेश के वज़ीरे आला शिवराज सिंह चौहान की तरफ से दिवाली का तोहफा धन्यवाद मुख्यमंत्री जी दिवाली तोहफे के लिये)
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FALSE.
We noticed ‘DD Madhya Pradesh’ written at the top right corner of the video. Taking a cue from this, we did a keyword search and found the original video uploaded on the official YouTube handle of DD Madhya Pradesh on October 20, 2021. The video description reads, “Award Ceremony under Acharya Vidyasagar Jeev Daya Yojana.”
At the time span of 45:00 minutes, one can notice that Chief Minister Chouhan started disturbing awards and cheques. On comparing the original video and the viral video, it is evident that in the viral video, the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG have been added. A separate song has also been added in the background of the viral video.
Searching further, we found that many news articles reported the same incident on October 20, 2021. Here also, a similar image can be seen as the original video.
Thus, it is evident from the above information that an edited video of Shivraj Singh Chouhan is being shared with false claims.
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