No, this is not a video of Indian political party supporters shouting ‘Long live Pakistan’
A video shared on Facebook claims to show supporters of a politician in India shouting ‘Long live Pakistan’. The men were actually chanting a slogan in support of Indian National Congress politician Narayan Singh Bhati.
Those posts have a caption in Hindi that translates as: “Brothers, this is Congress, they are shouting long live Pakistan in Rajsamand, Rajasthan.”
Below is screenshot of one of the posts:
The misleading Facebook posts claim the men are saying: Pakistan Zindabad.
However the men do not mention Pakistan: they are chanting their support for Bhati, a candidate in elections in Rajsamand, a town in Rajasthan, western India.
A senior official on the Congress party's social media team tweeted the video in the misleading Facebook post, saying the claims were not true and urging local police to take action.
भाजपा समर्थक राजस्थान में साम्प्रदायिक तनाव पैदा करने की कोशिश कर रहे है! चुनावी माहौल में ज़हर घोला जा रहा है, किस मंशा से फर्जी वीडियो को सोशल मीडिया पर वायरल किया जा रहा है ? @PoliceRajasthan से निवेदन है इस व्यक्ति और वीडियो बनाने वाले पर तुरंत कार्यवाही करे। https://t.co/PhQV0uc14L— Zoheb Shaikh (@Zoheb_Sh) November 30, 2018
When listening to the video clip, it is clear that at 0:10 seconds, the men shout in Hindi: “Bhati sahab zindabad”, which translates to: “Long live Bhati, sir.”
At no point in the video do the workers shout "Pakistan".
Bhati was the Congress candidate in Rajsamand constituency in recent state elections, as reported here.
His official nomination from Rajsamand is listed on the on the state election commission website.
Narayan Singh Bhati lost the elections from Rajsamand constituency, according to official results declared on December 11, 2018.