‘Video clip of in­ap­pro­pri­ate touch­ing at PM event doc­tored’

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION -

Guwahati: A video clip of Tripura sports min­is­ter Manoj Kanti Deb touch­ing so­cial wel­fare min­is­ter Shan­tana Chakma in­ap­pro­pri­ately on Satur­day went vi­ral. The video was of the event where PM Naren­dra Modi inau­gu­rated projects. The Tripura unit of BJP dis­missed the video as a ma­li­cious cam­paign launched by the op­po­si­tion.

Deb said the video was doc­tored. “How can this be pos­si­ble and, that too, in the pres­ence of the Prime Min­is­ter and a large crowd? Some­one has to be of very dirty men­tal­ity to doc­tor the video of a pro­gramme. I was try­ing to come for­ward,” he added.

Vic­tor Shom, in charge of the me­dia cell of BJP’s Tripura unit, said the video was a “con­spir­acy by the op­po­si­tion to ma­lign,” the min­is­ter.

“I went through the en­tire footage and found noth­ing in­ap­pro­pri­ate. The video clip is cropped ... If some­one sees (the video) for at least a sec­ond be­fore the al­leged scene, the pic­ture be­comes clear.”

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