With Jinnah wali azadi Video BJP gets ball in its court against congress
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra and others claim that a video clip doing the rounds on social media shows protesters chanting "Jinnah-wali azadi".
Reports say the clip was filed in Shaheen Bagh, a Delhi neighbourhood where protests against the amended Citizenship Act have been held for weeks at a stretch -- but IndiaToday.in could not immediately verify the location.
The video and audio quality are poor, but the one of the words said by the person leading the chant does appear to be "Jinnah".
"Nehru-wali azadi" and "Gandhi-wala azadi" can be heard more clearly.
But Sambit Patra was clearly in no doubt.
इनको चाहिए “जिन्ना वाली आज़ादी”!!— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) January 10, 2020
मित्रों,अब कुछ कहना शेष रह गया है क्या?
ये हिंदुस्तान के साथ है या हिंदुस्तान के विरुद्ध ..इस पर अब कोई बहस की आवश्यकता है क्या?
दुख इस बात पे लगता है की किस से लड़े? ..बाहरवालो से या अपनो से ..
जब घर में ही भेदी बैठा है ..तो आप क्या करेंगे? pic.twitter.com/HmAtEAuT1y
"Friends, is there anything left to say now? Are they for or against Hindustan? Is there any need for a debate on this?" Sambit Patra tweeted.
"This sad situation makes one feel: whom does one fight? Outsiders? Or those within? When the traitor is at home, what do you do?" he added.
When asked about the video, the Congress's Shashi Tharoor accused the BJP of putting out unverified content.
"We have unfortunately seen that some people associated with the ruling party have no compunctions about even issuing videos whose authenticity has been severly doubted," Tharoor said at a press meet.