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Patna, Bihar — Old Image From “BJP Bhagao Desh Bachao” Rally 2017, Resurfaced as “Jan Vishwas Rally” 2024: Fact-Check 

A photograph purporting to be from the “Jan Vishwas Rally” of the INDIA Alliance in Patna shows an enormous crowd gathering.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @imPratapSolanki tweeted “The media sitting in the lap of BJP will not show you the picture of this Jan Vishwas Maha Rally! Repost and forward it! #जनविश्वास_महारैली” on March 3, 2024. The tweet has received an about 135.1k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @PratikVoiceObc, @Sanjvats, @Anand_Dasa88, @RD_CHOUDHARY07, @ZakirAliTyagi, @manojkjhadu made the same claim that the crowd in the picture is from the “Jan Vishwas Rally” of the INDIA Alliance in Patna. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

In actuality, this is an outdated photo of the Gandhi Maidan crowd from the 2017 BJP Bhagao Desh Bachao rally. In addition, the photo depicting the overcrowded ground is outdated and has been digitally modified. It has nothing to do regarding the Jan Vishwas Rally.

The official account of @timesofindia tweeted the pictures with the caption “The crowd at the RJD rally in Patna Picture Credits: PTI” on August 27, 2017.

We visited Times of India, which clarified about this on August 28, 2017 with the caption “Social Humour: Lalu trolled over posting photoshopped image of large crowd in his rally”. The image is purportedly taken at massive Anti-BJP rally organized by RJD in Patna.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:


Political influencers circulate old and digitally altered images with false claims to set their political narrative. An image that features a huge crowd gathering has been shared, claiming to be from “Jan Vishwas Rally” of the INDIA Alliance in Patna. This is a old picture of a crowd at Gandhi Maidan during the 2017 “BJP Bhagao Desh Bachao” rally. Furthermore, the image depicting the whole ground overcrowded is outdated and digitally altered. It has nothing to do with the Jan Vishwas Rally.


Fact : Fact is that this is an old image showing crowd at Gandhi Maidan during ‘BJP Bhagao Desh Bachao” rally,2017. Also, the image showing the whole ground overcrowded is old and digitally altered. Nothing to do with the Jan Vishwas Rally.

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