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BJP's Nagaland unit on Sunday denounced a "fictitious" news report about the party's North East in-charge Ram Madhav being circulated in the social media, which, it said, could "spark communal tension".
The report by media portal "Newsjoint "sought to tarnish Madhav's "good image and integrity", it said, that the portal seemed to be a fake news agency or channel "devoid of any truth and written with malicious intent".
"Such spreading of false news is tantamount to not only character assassination but also poses grave risk of sparking off communal tension," it said.
It said the fake news issue was taken by the party with all seriousness, and prompt and fitting action would be initiated "against those behind spreading the fabricated news" to "penalise and punish those responsible for the mischief".
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