Ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections in West Bengal, all parties have started to hold rallies and meetings in the state.
In this backdrop, a video of Union Home Minister Amit Shah falling off the stage, during what seems like a rally, is being circulated on social media.
It is being claimed that at a rally in Kolkata, Amit Shah saw the farmers running and he fell off the stage.
“कलकत्ता रैली में, अमित शाह ने किसानों को भागते देखा और मंच से गिर गए। सूत्रों का कहना है,” The Facebook post read.
(Translation: At the Calcutta rally, Amit Shah saw the farmers running away and fell off the stage. Sources)
Here’s the link to the above post.
The video is circulating widely with the same caption in Punjabi. View posts here, here, here and here.
NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found it to be fake.
We noticed the ‘Yoyo Tv’ logo in the video and ran a Google search using the keywords like, ‘Amit Shah’, ‘falls’, ‘Yoyo Tv’. We found the original video uploaded by Yoyo Tv dated November 25, 2018. The title of the video read, ‘Amit Shah Falls Off Stage Video | BJP President Amit Shah Election Rally in Madhya Pradesh | YOYO TV’.
We also found the clip where Shah falls off the stage on Times of India’s YouTube channel published in 2018.
As per the description, the then BJP president Amit Shah slipped from a chariot during an election rally in Madhya Pradesh on November 24, 2018. The incident took place during an election rally in Ashok Nagar where Shah was campaigning for his party for the upcoming assembly elections.
Hence, it is evident that the video is old and the incident happened in Madhya Pradesh and not Kolkata.
Moreover, we also looked for any recent reports regarding the same but did not find any credible media report to support the claim.
Hence, we can say that the claims attached to the video are fake.
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