President of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Badruddin Ajmal, has threatened to sue an NGO for uploading a doctored video on its social media pages which showed the politician making provocative statements.
The video, which went viral on social media, has been checked by various independent fact-checkers and found to be doctored.
The NGO – Legal Rights Observatory (LRO) – had uploaded the video on its social media pages claiming that Ajmal made “anti-national” statements.
“The video was released by an NGO called LRO. This doctored video was released to damage AIUDF’s election prospects,” Badruddin Ajmal said.
“Some elements with vested interests are trying to derail the Congress-AIUDF alliance in the Assam assembly elections,” Ajmal added.
The AIUDF chief alleged that parts of a speech that he had delivered ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections were merged in the doctored video.
“The doctored video said the Mughals ruled India for 800 years and the British ruled it for 200 years, and now Congress-AIUDF will make Assam an Islamic state. This is a fake video,” Badruddin Ajmal said.