Fact Checked: The man in the booth capturing video is not a BJP or Congress MLA

Fact Checked: The man in the booth capturing video is not a BJP or Congress MLA

A video is going viral on social media in which a man can be seen going into the polling booth with the voters.

The caption accompanying the video claims that the man in the video is BJP MLA, Anil Upadhyay.

“*BJP विधायक अनिल* *उपाध्याय की इस हरकत पर क्या कहेगे MODI जी,*
*इस video को इतना वायरल करो की ये पूरा हिन्दुस्तान देख सके..*” the caption read.

( What does Modi Ji have to say on this action of BJP MLA Anil Upadhyay. Spead this video so much so that entire nation sees it. )

The same video was shared with the claim that the man is “Congress MLA Anil Upadhyay”

We also found the same video on YouTube.

FACT CHECK

When NewsMobile fact-checked this claim, we found out that the claim is false. The man in the video is not from BJP or Congress but he a TMC worker.

We took out the frames from the video and then put them through Reverse Image Search. The search led us to a video that claimed that the incident that took place in West Bengal.

A search with the keywords “West Bengal booth capture” led us to several more videos.

We also found a bulletin by NewsMobile partner Republic TV. The title of the broadcast read ” SHOCKING! Booth Capturing By TMC In Islampur | Caught On Camera

This proves that the claim attached to the video is false.

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