A video of shoes being hurled at Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has gone viral on social media, claiming that the incident happened recently.
The Facebook caption reads: “जूता वाला चलन दिन ब दिन बढ़ता ही जा रहा है, अब मध्यप्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री शिवराज सिंह चौहान ( मामा) के ऊपर फेंका गया जूता.” (English translation: The trend of shoes is increasing day by day… Now the shoe thrown on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan (Mama))
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above post, and found it to be misleading.
With a keyword search, our team found a video on YouTube, uploaded by NDTV on September 3, 2018, claiming that stones and slippers were thrown at Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in a 2018 rally.
We also found another video, uploaded by TOI on September 3, 2018, claiming that shoes were hurled at MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan during a public function.
Digging further, we also found an article by Hindustan Times claiming that Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan was attacked by stones on September 3, 2018, that is, on the same day.
So, we can conclusively say that the viral video showing shoes being hurled at MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan is an old video from 2018, and not a recent one as claimed.
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