Swati Maliwal speaking to ANI is a 2023 video from the Manipur issue, not recent!

The video claiming Swati Maliwal speaking in front of the media is about the 2023 Manipur incident and not about Kejriwal.

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Swati Maliwal comes out in front of the media and exposes Kejriwal. Share this video everywhere.

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Explanation

Arvind Kejriwal was released on the evening of May 10, 2024, from Tihar Jail in Delhi. This was fifty days after he was given bail till June 1 by the Supreme Court. The chief of the Aam Aadmi Party can now campaign for the AAP and the INDIA bloc in the current election, which will see voting for Delhi’s seven seats on May 25.

In this case, we see a 54-second video that shows AAP MP Swati Maliwal speaking on a mic with the ANI news outlet. She can be heard talking, about the Manipur issue. She also urges Manipur’s CM to resign immediately and our country’s PM should act swiftly. This post is shared with a claim stating that “Swati Maliwal comes out in front of the media and exposes Kejriwal.” You can view a similar claim post here.

What’s the truth?

We utilized the viral keyframes and pertinent Google keyword searches, such as “Swati Maliwal Kejriwal” and “Swati Maliwal speech with ANI.” This directed us to an August 1, 2023, YouTube video posted by The Indian Express.

The video is titled, “Manipur News: Swati Maliwal Urges President’s Rule and PM Modi’s Intervention In Manipur.”

While looking into the description box of the video it read “DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal reports her recent visit to Manipur, where her team submitted an interim report with recommendations to the President. They urged for the imposition of the President’s Rule in Manipur and called for the resignation of the Chief Minister. Additionally, they appealed to Prime Minister Modi and his cabinet ministers to visit Manipur and work towards de-escalating the situation. The demand also includes the establishment of three SITs to address the issues in the region.”

This indicates that the widely shared video, in which Swati Maliwal addresses the Manipur issue, is really old, dating back to 2023, and has no links to Arvind Kejriwal.

India Today and Business Standard also reported on the same story, which you can read about here and here.

According to all of this data, the video of Swati Maliwal interacting with the news site ANI is not as current as the widely circulated narrative implies.

Conclusion:

Therefore, we conclude that the widely circulated rumor that Swati Maliwal exposed Kejriwal by coming forward in front of the media referring to the viral video is false and misleading. The video being circulated is, in fact, old footage from August 2023, shot during the Manipur controversy. She’s also heard requesting that the PM visit the state and take appropriate action, as well as the immediate resignation of the Manipur chief minister.

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Indu Meenakshi

Indu Meenakshi is a former Microbiologist-turned-journalist, works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn. She additionally holds Master’s in Management and English Literature. As a fact-checker, her job entails actively dispelling false information found online, exposing fake news, and raising public awareness.
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