NEW DELHI: An online news portal carried sensational news on national BJP leader North East in-charge Ram Madhav being circulated in the social media platforms.
The report by media portal “Newsjoint ” is now unavailable had reported that the senior BJP functionary was caught red handed with two Naga women in a hotel by the NSCN.
The news portal claimed that the ‘NSCN literally caught Ram Madhav with his pants down in Nagaland; has threatened to make video public if Nagaland elections not cancelled.’
The report disappears from web after Nagaland State BJP has vehemently denounced it as “fictitious report”.
But the website link and the screenshot was widely shared by social media users.
According to a report in The News Joint, Last week, National General Secretary of the BJP Mr. Ram Madhav was caught red handed with two Naga women in a hotel room. Will BJP clarify? Posting Screenshot as the News Website is down.https://t.co/Day8CScv7z… #RSSInsultsArmy pic.twitter.com/PwHPekgN5D
— Priyanka Gandhi (@WithPGV) February 11, 2018
Has Ram Madhav landed the BJP in trouble in Nagaland? https://t.co/DgTXHoE11F
The link is churning out a 503, check web archive.
— kaveri (@ikaveri) February 11, 2018
Ram Madhav was doing Ex Curricular activities in Nagaland he was video recorded😜
After knowing about these activities NSCN barged into his room and made him do ExCurricular one more time and video recorded again🤪
He is the A man of Modi in NE and JKhttps://t.co/e3YgqFCDgx
— भाव्येश (@HawaaBaaz) February 11, 2018
In a statement on Sunday evening, BJP’s Nagaland unit denounced the news report as “fictitious” saying that the portal seemed to be a fake news agency or channel “devoid of any truth and written with malicious intent”.
“Such spreading of false news is tantamount to not only character assassination but also poses grave risk of sparking off communal tension,” it said.
Nagaland BJP has every right to sue the site which published the salacious piece on Ram Madhav. But why is it threatening that the piece could spark communal tensions? Why bring the communal angle in what is just a defamation case? pic.twitter.com/cb0cGWFTSh
— Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) February 11, 2018