Fact Check: Ambedkar’s statue vandalised by BJP MLA Karni Singh? Here’s the truth being this video

A video is being shared on social media where a bulldozer is taking down a statue while people cheer. Claims are being made that the statue is of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and is being brought down by BJP leader Karni Singh.

“विनाश काले विपरीत बुद्धि
बाबा साहब अमबेंडकर
की प्रतिमा गिराते Bjp नेता
Bjp विधायक करणी सिंह की इस हरकत पर क्या कहेगे मोदी जी#
इन Videoको इतना वायरल करो की ये पूरा भारत देख सके जय भीम✊🏻🇮🇳” the caption read. 

 

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the claim to be FALSE.

We took out the keyframes of the video and put it through Reverse Image Search, and found several reports dated 2018.

According to BBC reports, in 2018, a statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin was taken down in Belonia town, soon after the BJP government came into power.

We also found the news bulletin by NDTV India, dated March 5, 2018, titled “Lenin’s Statue Razed To The Ground, Three Arrested For Violence In Tripura.”

The above information proves that the statue in the video is not of B. R. Ambedkar and hence the claim is false.

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