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Fake news: ’Soldier’ who said Kerala CM not letting Army do its work is an imposter


New Delhi, Aug 20: A 'soldier' who claimed in a viral video that the Kerala CM is not letting the Army help in the flood ravaged state is fake. The Indian Army clarified that there is an imposter wearing an Army combat uniform and is spreading disinformation.

Fake news: ’Soldier’ who said Kerala CM not letting Army do its work is an imposter

A video in which a man in an Army uniform claiming that the Kerala government was mistreating the Indian Army had gone viral. He said, "I am addressing the Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. Why do you have so much animosity towards the Indian army? Is it because your minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan doesn't want the army to come to your state?"

Also Read | How to help flood-hit people of Kerala

He also went on to say that thousands are stranded in Chengannur and the government is not letting the Army do its job. Just let us do our job, we won't take over the state, he also says in the video.

The ADG PI-Indian Army was quick to react and bust the news as fake. "Imposter wearing Army combat uniform in video spreading disinformation about rescue & relief efforts.

Every effort by all & #IndianArmy aimed to overcome this terrifying human tragedy.Forward disinformation about #IndianArmy on WhatsApp +917290028579. We are at it #KeralaFloods," the Army said on Twitter.

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