A video of a scuffle between a few men in what appears to be a meeting or a conference room is doing rounds on social media. The post claims that a BJP member was beaten with shoes for speaking on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ministerial meet in India.
“ভারতে মন্ত্রী সভার বৈঠকে মোদির পক্ষে কথা বলায় বিজেপির সদস্যকে জুতা পেটা।” the Facebook post read.
(Translation: BJP member beaten with shoes for speaking on behalf of Modi in the meeting of ministers in India.)
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 it through Reverse Image Search. We found that the same video was shared by a journalist in 2019.
“UP’s Sant Kabir Nagar BJP MP Sharad Tripathi attacked local BJP MLA Rakesh Baghel with shoe during a public meeting after an altercation began over MP’s name missing from inauguration plate,” the tweet dated March 6, 2019 read.
UP’s Sant Kabir Nagar BJP MP Sharad Tripathi attacked local BJP MLA Rakesh Baghel with shoe during a public meeting after an altercation began over MP’s name missing from inauguration plate. pic.twitter.com/BL6RiMTLkX
— Piyush Rai (@Benarasiyaa) March 6, 2019
Based on this, we ran a keyword search and found a NewsMobile report dated March 6, 2019. The report established that the incident took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Sant Kabir Nagar, about 200 km from state capital Lucknow where BJP MP Sharad Tripathi and BJP MLA Rakesh Singh got involved in a scuffle.
According to the report, the two lawmakers were arguing over the placement of names on a foundation stone of a project.
News wire ANI UP tweeted the same video on March 6, 2019.
#WATCH Sant Kabir Nagar: BJP MP Sharad Tripathi and BJP MLA Rakesh Singh exchange blows after an argument broke out over placement of names on a foundation stone of a project pic.twitter.com/gP5RM8DgId
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 6, 2019
NewsMobile debunked the same video in 2020 when it was shared with a claim that the video is from a scuffle that took place between an AAP member and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh.
Hence, the above information proves that the viral video is old and the claim is false.
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