Birbhum, West Bengal — Old Video Of Attack on Anirban Ganguly’s Convoy Falsely Being Linked To Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election: Fact-Check

People in Madhya Pradesh are allegedly chasing and beating BJP leaders, according to a video that went viral showing a mob chasing away a politician.

Verified accounts on twitter, including I.P. Singh (“@IPSinghSp“) tweeted “n Madhya Pradesh, people are chasing BJP leaders and beating them, their security personnel are risking their lives and people running away with BJP leaders are attacking vehicles with stones and sticks. BJP has left the country…” after sharing the 25-seconds video. The tweet was made on Nov 14, 2023 by the user. The post has received an about 14.4k views on twitter. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Reality About the Video? : Fact

The same video, which was posted in 2021, was discovered on YouTube. According to the YouTube channel, BJP candidate from Bolpur Anirban Ganguly’s convoy was attacked in April 2021 at Ilambazar, Birbhum. The video is not current, and it is unrelated to Madhya Pradesh.

The video was posted in the youtube channel of sangbadpratidin on April 29, 2021.

Check the full video here:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Political influencers are circulating old videos from West Bengal claiming to be from Madhya Pradesh to influence the ongoing assembly election in the state.

Conclusion:

Claim : According to a video that went viral, people in Madhya Pradesh are beating and chasing BJP leaders. The video depicts a mob chasing away a politician.

Fact : We discovered the same video on YouTube that was uploaded in 2021. According to the YouTube channel, BJP candidate from Bolpur Anirban Ganguly’s convoy was attacked in April 2021 at Ilambazar, Birbhum. The video is from a long time ago and has nothing to do with Madhya Pradesh.

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