Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal recently posted a video on Twitter in which a person is seen to be singing praises of the Citizenship Act. The video was recorded on December 10, a day after the Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha. In the description of the video, Goyal refers to the man as a “citizen from Mizoram”.
“I was thrilled to understand that the central government is taking so much care about north-eastern tribals and also the fact that they are making special provisions for the north-eastern region,” the person in the video said.
However, there is a catch here. The man who features in the video shared by Goyal is no ordinary “citizen from Mizoram” but Bharatiya Janata Party member Hriata Chhangte. He fought the elections as an Independent candidate and joined the BJP later on. This was pointed out by Twitter handle @Mizohican.
Correction and clarification: An earlier version of this report wrongly referred to Hriata Chhangte as an MP. The error has been corrected.