Fact Check: No, AAP Leaders Are NOT Protesting Against Farm Laws In The Viral Video; Here’s The Truth

A video of Aam Admi Party leaders protesting has gone viral all over social media. The post claims that  Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia raised slogans in support of farmers protesting against the new farm laws.

The Facebook caption read, “आम आदमी पार्टी के राज सभा सांसद संजय सिंह व दिल्ली के उप मुख्यमंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया जी किसान बिल के विरोध में किसान के समर्थन में रोड पर उतरे नारों के साथ जब जब मोदी डरता है पुलिस को आगे करता है इन नारों के साथ किसानों के साथ खड़े हैं जय किसान |”
(Translation: Rajya Sabha MP of Aam Aadmi Party,  Sanjay Singh and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia raised slogans on the road in support of the farmer protesting against the Farm Law)

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FACT CHECK

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

With the help of keywords, we found a similar video of the protest reported by Mirror Now on March 15, 2019.

The description read, “Top leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party are protesting outside the Election Commission office. It is retaliation by AAP, protesting against police raids that have taken place at multiple call centres of the AAP party. Listen in for more details!”

Moreover, a picture was the protest was also tweeted by AAP on March 15, 2019.

Other media organization like Zee News and The New Indian Express also reported that Aam Aadmi Party workers, led by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, sat on a protest outside the Election Commission office.

Hence, with the help of the above information, it is clear that old video of protest is being falsely shared as AAP leaders protesting against farm laws in the backdrop of the ongoing farmers’ protest. Don’t fall for false and misleading claims.

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