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Fact Check: Video Of Vasundhara Raje Congratulating Neeraj Chopra For Olympics Win Viral With False Claims


A video showing former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje congratulating someone on the phone is doing the rounds on social media. Many users have shared the video, claiming that Raje is congratulating an independent candidate Ravindra Singh Bhati for his victory. 

A Facebook user posted the viral post with the following captions: 

वसुंधरा ने किया रविंद्र सिंह भाटी को फोन

क्या निर्दलियों को साधने की कवायद में जुटीं वसुंधरा राजे? बताया जा रहा वसुंधरा राजे कॉल पर शिव विधानसभा से भाजपा के बागी रविंद्र भाटी को जीत की अग्रिम बधाई दे रही हैं!

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(English: Vasundhara Raje Ravindra Singh Bhati Vasundhara called Ravindra Singh Bhati.
Is Vasundhara Raje engaged in the protest of worshiping the independent people? It is said that Vasundhara Raje is congratulating BJP’s rebel Ravindra Bhati in advance on the call!

#AssemblyElections2023 #rajasthanelection2023
Vasundhara Raje Ravindra Singh Bhati)

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NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post, and found it to be false.

Running a Reverse Image Search of the video keyframes, the NM team spotted a Facebook post on the official page of First India — an Indian newspaper, dated August 12, 2021. The video matches exactly with the viral clip describing that Raje is congratulating Indian Javelin player Neeraj Chopra for his win in the Tokyo Olympics.

We also came across the same video on Vasundhara Raje’s official Instagram handle, dated August 11, 2021. Here too, as per the caption, she is congratulating Neeraj Chopra for winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics. 

Therefore, we can conclusively say that the viral post, claiming Vasundhara Raje congratulated an independent candidate for winning in the Rajasthan elections, is misleading.

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