Fact Check: 2021 ‘No Vote To BJP’ Campaign In WB Shared As Recent Protest In Tamil Nadu

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Ahead of the upcoming 2024 General elections, an image showing several people holding a banner with ‘NO VOTE TO BJP’ written on it, is going viral claiming that people in Tamil Nadu are protesting against BJP.

the post read, “The Mood of the Nation! #Tamilnadu_Rejects_bjp.”

The post can be seen here

FACT CHECK

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

We ran the image through a Reverse Image Search and found it in a report by the National Herald dated March 2021. The headline read: ‘No Vote To BJP’ echoes in Kolkata, to be heard across Bengal.

We found multiple media reports from 2021 talking about the ‘No Vote To BJP’  a campaign led by common people. The media reports can be seen herehere and here.

On their X and Instagram pages, the bio has the hashtag #BengalElections2021, indicating that the campaign is an old one from West Bengal

Thus, it is clear that the image is old and is being shared with misleading claims. 

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