Manipur Congress President has written letter to Rahul Gandhi saying that Congress is responsible for current problem by infiltrating Rohingyas & Bangladeshi for its vote bank. This is what @INCIndia is all about. They will destroy the country for their personal gain
Manipur has witnessed inter-ethnic clashes between Meitei or Meeitei and Kuki tribal communities against the provision of Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to non-tribal Meitei community, while 34 recognized tribal communities are living there. Rahul Gandhi recently visited Manipur and met the families affected by Manipur violence.
Manipur Congress President has written letter to Rahul Gandhi @INCIndia is responsible for current problem by bringing Rohingyas & Bangladeshis
— Priya (@priyaakulkarni2) July 6, 2023
Meanwhile, a 1:39-second video of India Today news report is widely circulated to claim that Manipur Congress President has written a letter to Rahul Gandhi saying that Congress is responsible for the current problem by infiltrating Rohingyas & Bangladeshi for its vote bank. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here.
What is the truth?
When watching the news report closely we found that it is Manipur regional party leader and not Manipur congress president as claimed.
The news video shared in the viral post is found on India Today Twitter page and it reports that Manipur regional party blames Congress for the violence. The news reported the name of the person as Naorem Mohen.
— IndiaToday (@IndiaToday) June 26, 2023
With further search, we found India Today article reporting the same. The article reported Manipur Patriotic Party’s General Secretary (Org), Naorem Mohen blamed the Congress Party for being the root cause of the present crisis in the northeastern hill state.
“He alleged that the crisis is the outcome of the continuation of the British Policy of Meitei containment by the Indian National Congress Party by encouraging illegal immigration from Myanmar and Bangladesh and converting them into a vote bank and not because of a fight between two communities”, the article reported. He also quoted the same in the letter to Rahul Gandhi.
Shri Rahul Gandhi as a leader of @INCIndia is not welcome to Manipur. His visit is nothing but fishing in troubled waters. The present crisis in Manipur is the creation of INC. The party is responsible for the present sufferings by the people of Manipur. @Jairam_Ramesh @kharge pic.twitter.com/zAwDrG0v3M
— Naorem Mohen (@laimacha) June 28, 2023
When searching the profile page of Naorem Mohen, we found his Twitter Bio mentioning him as the General Secretary of the Manipur Patriotic Party (MPP) and Editor of Signpost news. The letter that he has sent to Rahul Gandhi is seen posted on his Twitter page.
I made a promise to voters to vote for Modi, showing this picture, saying Modiji would meet all pic.twitter.com/u7CeTe8NBz
— Naorem Mohen (@laimacha) April 17, 2014
— Naorem Mohen (@laimacha) October 15, 2021
We also found Manipur Patriotic Party’s Twitter page. The Bio mentions it as ‘your own regional party’. Not many details are found about this party or its members. However, multiple tweets of Naorem Mohen, General Secretary of this party are found tweeting in support of Modi.
It is found that India Today news video reporting about the letter sent to Rahul Gandhi by a person from a political party in Manipur is shared to falsely claim that Manipur Congress President blames Congress for Manipur violence.