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BJP Workers Burning An Effigy of Rahul Gandhi And Got Burnt in The Same Fire in Karnataka? Fact-Check

It has been claimed that BJP workers burned an effigy of Rahul Gandhi and were burnt in the same Karnataka fire, according to a video that has been circulated and shows protestors burning an effigy and escape the flames.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @riskyyadav41 added “In Karnataka, BJP workers were burning the effigy of Rahul Gandhi. Agnidev became angry.” on May 11, 2024.

Several other accounts, including @ashfaq_joiyaINC, @AshokKumar20763, @Kuldeepkumar497, @DrCSPrasad31 made the same claim that the BJP workers burned Rahul Gandhi’s effigy and were burned in the same fire in Karnataka. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

This is actually an old video from Pathanamthitta, Kerala, where in 2012, the vice chancellor of MG University’s effigy caught fire while the lungis of Kerala Students Union (KSU) workers were burning it. The video is old and has nothing to do with Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi, or BJP employees. The video was uploaded in Youtube on July 5, 2012. So, the claim that BJP supporters burned Rahul Gandhi’s effigy and were burned in the same Karnataka fire is not true at all.

Check out the Youtube Video:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Political Influencers are circulating decades old videos with false claims to set their narrative to influence the ongoing general elections. A video that shows a group of protestors buring an effigy and escaping the fire has been shared claiming that BJP workers burning the effigy of Rahul Gandhi and got burnt in the same fire in Karnataka. The truth is that this is an old video from Pathanamthitta, Kerala, when in 2012, workers from the Kerala Students Union (KSU) set fire to their lungis while burning the effigy of the vice chancellor of MG University. The video is not recent and is unrelated to Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi, or BJP employees.

Conclusion:

Fact : The fact is that this is an old video from Kerala’s Pathanamthitta where the lungis of Kerala Students Union (KSU) workers caught fire while burning the effigy of the Vice Chancellor of MG University in 2012. The video is not recent and has nothing to do with BJP workers, Rahul Gandhi and Karnataka.

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