Zee News busts Congress lie on Sidhu’s ‘pro-pak’ rally in Alwar
Alwar: Zee News has proved its stand that pro-pakistan slogans were raised at a rally addressed by Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu in Alwar recently. Singh was campaigning for Rajasthan Assembly elections and Zee News played a video prominently showing the chants of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ being raised. The news channel then questioned Sidhu, and his party on their stand on the issue.
Congress leaders were defiant and accused Zee News of doctoring the video and playing it. Sidhu even threatened to file a defamation case against the channel. Congress supporters launched a campaign against Zee News on social media, which was also supported by a few media houses and journalists. Congress leaders went as far as possible to tweet suitably edited videos that omitted the part where the slogans were raised.
The Zee News team got in touch with the common people and journalists present at Sidhu’s Alwar rally and procured seven different videos of the event. A local journalist even came on camera to expose the Congress party and pointed out that ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ was indeed chanted while Sidhu was addressing the rally.
Zee News editor-in-chief Sudhir Chaudhary also took on Congress leader Randeep Surjewala for his tweet, where he alleged that Zee News had played a fake video and the slogans were actually ‘Sat Sri Akal’. Surjewala had tweeted a video to buttress his claim, but Chaudhary established that the video was edited and showed the proceedings after the ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ was chanted. Turn to P4
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Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu at the event