Fact Check: Old Video Of Hardik Patel Urging People To Not Vote For BJP Shared As Recent

A video of BJP leader Hardik Patel is doing rounds on social media where he is urging people to not vote for BJP.

The video is being shared with the text: गुजरात चुनाव से पहले भाजपा में बड़ा बवाल। हार्दिक पटेल ने अपने “कुल देवता” की कसम खा कर कहा की BJP को वोट नही देना है। इन्होंने हमारे लोगो पर अत्याचार किया है। हत्याएं की है।

(English Translation: Big chaos in BJP before Gujarat elections. Hardik Patel sworn on his “total deity” and said that BJP is not to vote. They have tortured our people. The murders are of.)

Here’s the link to the above post.


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

We ran a reverse Image Search on the keyframes of the video along with some keywords and found that the longer version of the video was streamed live on a YouTube channel Patel Group on December 7, 2017.

The title of the video read: Jan Sankalp sabha – Bhavnagar | Jan Sankalp Sabha – Bhavnagar Hardik Patel Patel Group.

The viral clip can be seen at the one-hour mark of the original video.

We also found that the video was streamed live on the Facebook page of Hardik Patel on December 7, 2017.

This proves that the video is old.

Moreover, a report by NDTV dated June 2, 2022, mentioned that Hardik Patel Joined the BJP days after quitting Congress. According to the video description, months before the Gujarat election, Hardik Patel joined the BJP on June 2, 2022, at the BJP office in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar.

According to a report by The Indian Express, Patel joined Congress in 2019 and was made the working president of its state unit in July 2020. He resigned from it on May 18, 2022, and joined BJP on June 2, 2022.

Hindustan Times and The Hindu also reported the same on June 2, 2022.

Hence, it is clear that the video is being shared with a false claim.

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