Fact Check: 2018 Video Of BJP Leader Greeted With A Garland Of Shoes In MP linked With Gujarat Elections

Ahead of the impending Gujarat Assembly Elections, a video of a BJP leader being greeted with a garland of shoes is circulating on social media.

The post is being shared with the caption: BJP campaigns in Gujarat

Here’s the link to the above post.


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

We extracted keyframes from the video and put them through Reverse Image Search. The search led us to the same video, uploaded by News Tak on January 7, 2018.

“एमपी में बीजेपी नेता को सरेआम पहना दी जूतों की माला | BIG STORY | News Tak,” the video was titled.  (Translation: Locals put a garland of shoes on BJP candidate in Madhya Pradesh)

The same video was also uploaded by the newswire ANI on January 7, 2018.

According to the report, the incident came to light from Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district and the man in the video is BJP leader Dinesh Sharma.

We also found a report by NDTV dated January 8, 2018, regarding the same incident.

NewsMobile had debunked the same video earlier when it was falsely linked to the Bihar and Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections.

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From the above information, it is clear that the incident is old and has no relation to the election campaign in Gujarat. Hence, the post in question is false.

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