Fact Check: Old video of shoes being hurled at Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan resurfaces as recent one

A video of shoes being hurled at Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has gone viral all over social media. Social media users claim that MP CM is now being ‘welcomed’ with slippers and shoes.

The Facebook caption read, “चप्पल जुते से स्वागत होना सुरु हो गया है मामा जी को अब समझ जाना चाहिए”

(It has started to be welcomed with slippers, CM Shivraj Singh should understand now)

Similar posts on Facebook was seen here, here, here and here.

Another video found on Twitter as well.


Similar video on Twitter was seen here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be misleading.

We discovered the first clue when we looked at the video carefully and noticed that no one was wearing a mask.

With the help of keywords, ‘CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan Shoe Pelting’ on YouTube, we found a video uploaded by NDTV on September 3, 2018, claiming that stones and slippers were thrown at Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in 2018 rally.

We also found another video uploaded by TOI on September 3, 2018, claiming that shoes were hurled at MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan during a public function.

On digging further, we also found an article by Hindustan Times claiming that Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan was attacked by stones on Sep 3, 2018, that is, on the same day.

Other news organizations like Deccan Herald and My Nation also reported that Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan was attacked on September 3, 2018.

In conclusion, with the help of the above information, it can be proved that the video in which shoes were hurled at Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan is an old video from 2018 and not recent as is being claimed.

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