Several popular Twitter accounts and news outlets posted video clips from PakistanThe national assembly claims that MNA Pakistan (member of the national assembly) raised pro-Modi slogans during the parliamentary process.
BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje claimed that the opposition was chanting ‘Modi-Modi’ against Imran Khan government inside the Pakistani parliament.
With his dedication, determination & vision for Bharat, PM @narendramodiJi has inspired the whole world not only… https://t.co/ho1iwXFI5w
– Shobha Karandlaje (hoShobhaBJP) 1603949326000
In the video clip posted by Karandlaje, Pakistan’s foreign minister is seen constantly being ridiculed by chants from opposition leaders as he tries to talk about issues like France. Muhammad cartoon lines, FATF keeping Pakistan on gray list, etc.
Hindi news anchor Deepak Chaurasia tweeted a clip of Indian TV saying that soon Karachi and Lahore will be under Indian occupation.
Lo Bhai Modi-Modi’s slogan in the Pakistani Parliament. Currently the Lahore Karachi tablo is the rest 💪💪 @ narendramodi https://t.co/YUu801Xy2d
– Deepak Chaurasia (@ DChaurasia2312) 1603946391000
In addition, several other well-known news portals reported that the slogan ‘Modi-Modi’ was carried by Pakistani politicians. They can be seen here, here and here.
The chants of ‘voting’ in the Pakistani parliament were incorrectly reported as chants of ‘Modi-Modi’. No pro-Modi slogans occur within Pakistan’s national assembly.
PM Modi’s name did appear several times during the trial when leaders of the ruling party accused members of the opposition of treason and collusion with the Indian PM.
VERIFICATION AND METHODOLOGY
Using relevant keywords, we found complete videos from Shah Mehmood QureshiAddress to Pakistan’s national assembly on 26 October 2020. It was uploaded by the official YouTube account of the popular Pakistani news channel Dunya News.
Listening to the entire clip, it becomes clear that the Pakistani opposition MNA raised the chants of ‘voting’ and not ‘Modi-Modi’ to denounce Qureshi. The speaker of the assembly intervened and called on the opposition to show patience, ensuring that a vote will eventually take place.
At one point, Qureshi became so irritated by the constant taunts that he said Modi’s spirit had entered the opposition. Read the full report here.
Independent journalist Aditya Raj Kaul quoted India TV’s erroneous tweet and confirmed that Pakistani politicians were chanting ‘votes’.
“Khwaja Asif demanded a vote at home before Shah Mehmood Qureshi started speaking. That sparked a slogan. The speaker said a vote will take place to calm emotions, “tweeted Kaul.
Rajat ji, a member of the Pakistani parliament chanted ‘Vote Vote’. Not ‘Modi Modi’. Watch the full video. Khwaja Asif demanded a vote… https://t.co/yukmoKlmHD
– Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) 1603960354000
We also find the details report by the Pakistani news site Dawn on parliamentary proceedings, which mentions that singing in the national assembly is about voting.
“The Minister of Foreign Affairs Qureshi read another resolution that the government wants to pass by consensus on the issue of blasphemy. With members of the opposition chanting “vote! Vote!” At the resolution put forward by Asif, an angry Qureshi accused the opposition of “politics” on sensitive issues, “Dawn reported.
The Times Fact Check found that chants of ‘voting’ in the Pakistani parliament were incorrectly reported as ‘Modi-Modi’.