Hyderabad: A video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying "show dreams to the poor, lie to them, make them fight amongst each other and rule" has gone viral on social media. However, NewsMeter found that this viral video has been edited and shared out of context.


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Fact Check:

NewsMeter found the original video on the official YouTube channel of BJP. Modi was addressing a public meeting in Bokakhat, Assam. After Modi says, "Show dreams to the poor, lie to them, make them fight amongst each other and rule," he continues by adding, "This has always been Congress' formula to stay in power." (view timestamp of 35.20). The second part has been edited out and now is being shared without context.

The complete statement that Modi says in Hindi goes as, "Gareeb ko sirf sapne dikhao, jhoot bolo, use aapas mein ladaao aur raj karo , yehi Congrees ka sataa mein rehna ka formula raha hai."


Hence, it is clear that the PM's speech in the viral video is being used out of context.


Claim Review :   Narendra Modi saying about poor
Claimed By :  Twitter Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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