Fact Check: This Video Of BJP Workers Pelting Stones At MLA’s House Is NOT From West Bengal; Here’s The Truth

A video of a mob attacking a house is being shared on social media with a claim that BJP party workers are behind the attack.

“अगर किसान दिल्ली में दंगा फैला रहे है, तो क्या भाजपा बंगाल में शांति की स्थापना करने पर लगी हुई है,” the Facebook post read.

(Translation: If farmers are rioting in Delhi, is the BJP engaged in establishing peace in Bengal)

Here’s the link to the above post.


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

We extracted keyframes from the video and ran them through Reverse Image Search. The search led us to a video report uploaded by ETV Telangana on YouTube on February 1, 2021.

The video report contained the same viral video and the title of the report read, “BJP Leaders & Activists Attack Parakala MLA’s House for His Remarks Against Ram Mandir Fund Drive.”

We also found the same video in a report by Latestly with the title, “BJP Workers Arrested For Pelting Stones, Attacking TRS MLA’s House In Warangal, Telangana.”

According to the video description, Telangana’s Warangal police arrested 39 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on February 1, for allegedly attacking the residence of Telangana Rashtra Samithi lawmaker Challa Dharma Reddy on January 31.
The description also states that ‘the attack was in protest against Reddy’s comments alleging that BJP leaders were collecting huge funds in the name of construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya without showing any accounts and were swindling the money’.

We also ran a keyword search and found multiple media reports on the same. The reports can be seen here and here.

Hence, from the above information, it is clear that the video is from Telangana and NOT West Bengal.

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