Fact Check: AAP Distributes 'Magic Blankets' to Divyang Ahead of Delhi Assembly Elections 2020? Know Truth Behind Claim
'Magic Blankets' to Divyang. (Photo Credits: Twitter)

New Delhi, February 1: With the Delhi assembly elections 2020 hardly a week away, the social media is rife with videos that are claimed to be associated with one party or the other. A similar video doing rounds on Twitter and Facebook claims that the Aam Aadmi Party distributed 'magic blankets' to specially-abled or divyang following which the speacially-abled started to walk. However, the truth behind the video is not what is claimed on social media. Coronavirus Scare in India: 'Emergency Notification' on Deadly Virus Goes Viral on WhatsApp; It is Fake, Clarifies Government.

“The moment this divyang (differently abled) got the blanket, he started walking,” claims the videos. It also shows a man on a wheelchair, who identifies himself as Ramesh Singh. In the video, he thanks a person named Ravi for giving him the blanket. After his testimony, he walks back to his wheelchair. Tarek Fatah's 'Brain Fade' Moment? Asks Twitter If Dance Video of Burqa-Clad Women is From Shaheen Bagh; Fact-Check Shows He Himself Shared The Clip 3 Years Ago.

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However, Digital news portal Quint reported that the video is not from Delhi but Bijnor’s Seohara area in Uttar Pradesh and a video clip is of a local news channel Abhi Tak. The video was uploaded by Digital Saksharta Sansthan on their Twitter account.

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The video has absolutely nothing to do with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The blankets were distributed by the Digital Saksharta Sansthan in a distribution ceremony. The reason Ramesh, the specially-abled seen in the video could walk, is because he has 40 percent disability, said the report. Therefore, the claim that AAP distributed blankets which resulted in the specially-abled man walking is absolutely false and misleading.

Fact check

Fact Check: AAP Distributes 'Magic Blankets' to Divyang Ahead of Delhi Assembly Elections 2020? Know Truth Behind Claim
Claim :

Aam Aadmi Party distributed 'magic blankets' to specially-abled or divyang following which the speacially-abled started to walk.

Conclusion :

The claim is absolutely false and the blankets were not distributed by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

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