BHOPAL: A day after the state Crime Branch registered a case of defamation and forgery against former chief minister Digvijaya Singh for posting an edited video on social media, the
on Tuesday said he will also go to the same police station and lodge an FIR against chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for posting fake tweets against Rahul Gandhi.
On Tuesday, Digvijaya Singh took to Twitter and posted chief minister Chouhan’s tweet dated May 16, 2019 in which senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is heard addressing Bhupesh Baghel as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh instead of Kamal Nath.
But it was an edited video in which Rahul Gandhi is shown to have made the mistake in his speech. Congress party’s live videos on YouTube account showed the speech was from a public meeting in Neemuch where he had mentioned Kamal Nath as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and not Bhupesh Baghel who is chief minister of Chhattisgarh. The long video was allegedly edited, then posted and retweeted nearly 6,000 times.
Chief minister Chouhan, then out of power, had tweeted the edited video and claimed, “What is this Rahulji? Maybe, only in your speech but following failure to implement the farm loan waiver on time, you changed the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. Only great leaders like you can make such big decisions in a moment.”
On Tuesday morning, Singh tweeted, “I will go to the same police station where
leaders lodged an FIR against me and register an FIR against Shivraj (Singh Chouhan) for tweeting a fake video.”
Meanwhile, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha also tweeted that Rahul Gandhi’s tweet on passing away for actor
Rajput was also morphed. The actual tweet posted by @RahulGandhi was, “I am sorry to hear about the passing of #SushantSinghRajput. A young & talented actor gone too soon. My condolences to his family, friends &fans across the world.” The word actor has been allegedly altered to “Cricketer”, Tankha tweeted.