Congress leader spreads fake news about PM Modi waving without a crowd being present during Bogibeel bridge inauguration

PM Modi flagged off the Tinsukia- Naharlagun Intercity Express for its inaugural ride across India's first railroad bridge. Railways had offered free rides for the inaugural journey and a huge crowd was present for the occasion.

The speed and efficiency with which the NDA government is completing major infrastructure projects seem to have forced Congress party to resort to peddling fake news and run petty narratives to hide their own failure over the past decades.

Actor-turned-politician and Congress national spokesperson Khushbu Sundar has resorted to a similar strategy to defame PM Modi by sharing a post on Twitter claiming that PM Modi was waving at an empty train and said that he was indulging in self-promotion.

In an urgency to slander Prime Minister Modi, Congress spokesperson Khusbhu perhaps forgot to comprehend facts relating to PM Modi’s gesture towards the public present in the train and also below the bridge.

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This live TV report below shows a longer video of the same moment when PM was waving towards the train, and it can be clearly seen that the train is filled with people. The ANI video showed only an AC coach, hence its difficult to see people behind glass windows. But from the other coaches, people can be seen chanting ‘Modi, Modi’ and waving to him.

The relevant portion starts at around 13:50 in the India Today video above. The historic event was attended by thousands of people on both sides of the river. The presence of crowd was covered extensively by News Channels.

Khushbu also asked people to pay attention to the shadow of the trolley camera, which was again bizarre because camera-less transmission and uploading of videos is a technology yet to be invented. Any video or image will need a camera to shoot, be it a professional camera or personal mobile phone cameras.

Many Twitter users also pointed out these facts to the former actress.

On December 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s longest railroad Bogibeel bridge. PM Modi also flagged off the first passenger train to cross the Bogibeel bridge yesterday. In fact, the original video shared by News agency ANI, showed the PM waving to the people inside the train, which appeared to be full of passengers.

The Indian Railways had offered free rides to the public for the inaugural ride across the bridge in the Tinsukia-Naharlagun Intercity Express and people of the area had gathered in large numbers to enjoy the historic ride. It is further interesting that Khushboo did not seem to decipher that dark glass panes in train windows mean that the people present inside the train will not be visible from outside.

Other videos and images of the event shared by ANI also showed a huge crowd present to greet the PM just below the bridge. A glance at the images of the crowd present below will make it clear that it will be only visible to a person standing near the edge and not from a distance.

PM Modi waving to the crowd during Bogibeel bridge inauguration, Image Courtesy: ANI

 The Bogibeel bridge was promised in the 1985 Assam accord. Numerous Congress governments at the centre and state did nothing while the people in the area kept demanding the construction. The foundation stone of the bridge was laid by former PM Devegowda in 1997 but the construction only began during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure as PM. During the 10-year long UPA rule barely half the work was completed. In the last 4 years since the Narendra Modi government came to power, the bridge saw rapid progress of work and was finally dedicated to the public yesterday on the occasion of Vajpayee’s birth anniversary.

Note: This article has been updated with additional information


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