The party also accused the RSS of attempting a new ploy of masking their 'bigoted' ideology into nationalism and trying to somehow fit its ideology into the minds of the people through repression and coercion.

Party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters that Congress strongly condemns all kinds of anti-national activities and demands strict action against them.

"But raising nationalism as a bogey to repress students and gag campuses is totally unacceptable", he said.

"It's time the PM comes out clear on the authenticity of the video shown by his party's spokesperson and apologies to the nation and ensure action against its propagator spokesperson", Singhvi said when asked about the Azadi video.

"A national spokesperson of the ruling party-and by extension- the Government and the PM himself, showed a doctored video on national television to provide 'clinching evidence' against protesting students", he alleged.

The BJP office bearer had shown the video to reporters at the party briefing to highlight JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar's anti-national slogan shouting. Some news channels have now questioned the authenticity of the video.

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