A video claiming to show Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal admitting on camera that he and his family have been members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), is false and has been maliciously cropped.
In the seven-second clip, Kejriwal appears to be saying, "our family was in the Jan Sangh, by birth we were born BJP members. My father was in the Jan Sangh and had gone to jail during the emergency."
BOOM received the viral video on its WhatsApp helpline number (7700906111) from a reader.
Viral on Twitter
The same edited video was tweeted following the assembly elections in Delhi.
अब हमें बताओ कि तुम आरएसएस की टीम हो या नहीं !!— Nagrik parody (@Nagrik18) February 27, 2020
कोई शक !? pic.twitter.com/a6u5TJImKr
Does anybody need further proof of Kejriwal's RSS roots?— 🌿🎭Ajay 🍋🌶️🌿 (@MalabarBiryani) February 7, 2020
"I come from a Jan Sangh family, I was born in a BJP family. My father was in Jan Sangh & went to jail during Emergency"
Aur bolo #KejriwalTsunami !! 😂
Every vote for AAP = Vote for RSS pic.twitter.com/l7fNgusEer
BOOM found that the viral seven seconds clip was has been taken from a 22-minute interview Kejriwal had given to NDTV on February 3, 2020. In the interview, Kejriwal is talking about a former BJP supporter who said that he would vote for the Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi state elections held last month.
At the 7.16 seconds timestamp, Kejriwal says, "I was seeing that a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter was talking on a channel saying that, "our family was in the Jan Sangh, by birth we were born BJP members. My father was in the Jan Sangh and had gone to jail during the emergency." but he said he'll vote for Kejriwal this time."
The part, "I was seeing that a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter was taking on a channel saying that," has been edited out and the sentence "our family was in the Jan Sangh, by birth we were born BJP members. My father was in the Jan Sangh and had gone to jail during the emergency." has been shared falsely claiming that Kejriwal admitted he has links to the RSS.
Kejriwal further adds "they asked him why, to which he said that, "my child studies in a government and the condition of government schools used to be in such a bad shape, they (AAP) made my child's future. The man said he (Kejriwal) is the only person who is asking for votes on the basis of work, in 60 years, no party asked for votes based on their work.
Kejriwal then adds that when the former BJP supporter was prompted by the anchor about the protests at Shaheen Bagh the man said, 'I know their politics, this is a 10 day matter they have they (BJP) only created Shaheen Bagh, and Shaheen Bagh will be done in 10 days, after elections Shaheen Bagh will be over and then Kejriwal will only be of help to us with electricity, water and hospitals.'
Updated On: 2020-03-05T15:35:36+05:30
Claim : Video Shows Kejriwal Said That He Comes From A Jan Sangh Family And He Is Born In A BJP Family
Claimed By : Social Media
Fact Check : False