Arvind Kejriwal Threatened People Of Gujarat? No, Clip Is Old And Cropped!

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Arvind Kejriwal Threatened People Of Gujarat? No, Clip Is Old And Cropped!

The clip shared on social media claiming that Arvind Kejriwal, the CM of Delhi, threatened the people of Gujarat is edited. The clip is a cropped part from his speech in Gujarat's Surat in 2016.

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A short clip from a public address of Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister (CM) of Delhi, is shared on social media claiming that he threatened the people of Gujarat. In the 11-second-long clip, Kejriwal is heard speaking in Hindi, "अगर मेरे खिलाफ विरोध करोगे तो मैं कुचल दूंगा और गुजरात वालों जो कर सकते हो मेरा बिगाड़ सकते हो तो बिगाड़ लो".

[English Translation: People of Gujarat, if you protest against me, then you shall be crushed, Do what you can do about it, go and do.]

The clip is shared on Facebook and Twitter.

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Prashant Patel Umrao, a Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson for Uttar Pradesh (UP), shared the clip on Twitter. He captioned it in Hindi, "गुजरात के मित्रों, केजरी के इन शब्दों को याद रखियेगा।" [English Translation: Friends of Gujarat, remember these words of Kejri].

'Kapil Mishra Fans,' a Facebook page with over 65 thousand followers, shared the clip. They captioned it in Hindi, "गुजरात के मित्र इस जहरीले नाग के इन शब्दों को याद रखना।" [English Translation- Friends of Gujarat, remember these words of this poisonous snake].

Claim:

Arvind Kejriwal threatened the people of Gujarat.

Fact Check:

The Logical Indian Fact Check team verified the claim and found it to be false. The video is cropped from one of Kejriwal's public addresses in Gujarat's Surat in 2016.

We did a keyword search on the internet. We found an extended version of the shared clip on the Aam Aadmi Party's YouTube channel titled "Arvind Kejriwal Addresses People at Surat," uploaded on 18 October 2016.

The public address is over 30 minutes long, and the part of the clip shared on social media can be heard from 14:50 to 15:05 time frame.

After listening to Kejriwal's speech from the 14:00 time frame, one can understand the context behind the shared clip. In part just before the shared clip, he is heard saying, "अमित शाह की पूरे गुजरात को चेतावनी है, पूरे गुजरात को चैलेंज है अमित शाह का".

[English Translation: Amit Shah's warning to the whole of Gujarat, Amit Shah's challenge to the whole of Gujarat].

Arvind Kejriwal referred to Amit Shah and the kind of power he exercised on the people of Gujarat. And this part of Amit Shah's referral was removed to make it appear as if he was talking of himself.

In February, this claim surfaced on social media after Harsh Sanghavi, the Home Minister for Gujarat, shared the clip on Twitter.

AAP Gujarat replied to Harsh Sanghavi on Twitter and issued a clarification that the shared clip is edited. They wrote in Gujarati, which translated to English, reads, "The BJP, which has lost the upcoming local body elections and is scared, has started editing Arvind Kejriwalji's video to mislead the people. Watch this video so the truth will come out".

To sum up, the clip shared on social media claiming that Arvind Kejriwal, the CM of Delhi, threatened the people of Gujarat is false. The clip is a cropped part from his speech in Gujarat's Surat in 2016.

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