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Congress leader Digvijaya Singh booked, FIR filed for sharing unrelated image to show Muslims as victim a day after Ram Navami processions were attacked in MP

After spreading misinformation, Digvijaya Singh quietly deleted the unrelated image and has not yet apologised for the same.

On April 12, former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Congress leader Digvijay Singh published an image in which some person could be seen hoisting a saffron flag atop a structure. He depicted as if the photograph was Khargone, where Muslim mob had pelted stones on Ram Navami procession that led to riots.

Now-deleted misleading tweet by former MP CM Digvijay Singh

In his tweet, Digvijay wrote, “Is it right to hoist the flag at a religious place while donning swords and batons? Did the Khargone administration allow them to carry weapons during the procession? Will the houses of all those who pelted stones be bulldozed irrespective of their religion? Do not forget Shivraj Ji, you took an oath to run a secular government.”

CM Shivraj refuted Digvijay’s claims

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan refuted the claims made by Digvijay and said the photograph shared by him was not from Madhya Pradesh. In a video statement, he said, “Today, former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh shared the tweet of flag hoisting at a religious place. It was not from Madhya Pradesh.”

He added, “He conspired to create religious unrest in the state. He attempted to push the state into communal riots. I will not forgive anyone who tried to cause communal riots in my state.”

He also tweeted on the matter and said such attempts to cause communal riots would not be tolerated.

Soon after his tweet, Digvijay deleted the photograph. Interestingly, he did not mention anywhere that the photograph he shared was unrelated and neither did he apologize for the same till the time this report was published.

The photograph was from Bihar

According to journalist Utkarsh Singh, the incident took place in district Muzaffarpur’s village Muhammadpur.

One more video from Bihar had gone viral.

SSP Jayant Kant said in a statement that in both the cases, the accused were identified and police teams were formed, and further investigation was underway to arrest the accused.

As per latest reports, an FIR has been filed against Digvijay Singh for spreading false information over the communal violence in Khargone by sharing an unrelated image and false claims.

Ayodhra Ram Mandir special coverage by OpIndia

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