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BJP claims 'Pakistan zindabad' slogan raised during Bharat Jodo Yatra in MP, Congress responds

The BJP on Friday claimed that 'Pakistan zindabad' slogan was raised during Congress' Bharat Jodo yatra in Madhya Pradesh. The Congress has responded saying the video was doctored.

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Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and others during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Madhya Pradesh. (Photo: Twitter)

By India Today Web Desk: Amit Malviya, the head of the Bharatiya Janata Party's IT cell, on Friday claimed that 'Pakistan zindabad' slogan was raised during the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Madhya Pradesh's Khargon.

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Sharing the purported video, Malviya wrote on Twitter, "After Richa Chaddha’s public application to join Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat “Jodo” Yatra, Pakistan Zindabad slogans raised in Khargon. INC MP posted the video and then deleted it after the faux pas came to light."

Responding to the allegations, Congress' general secretary in-charge of communications Jairam Ramesh said a doctored video is doing the rounds to discredit the Bharat Jodo Yatra and stated that there will be a "payback".

"We are taking the necessary legal action immediately. We are prepared for such tactics, and there will be payback," Jairam Ramesh said in a tweet.

The yatra will enter Rajasthan from Madhya Pradesh on December 4, after covering a distance of 380 km.