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Fact Check: Video Of Maharashtra CM Shinde’s Welcome in Satara Falsely Linked To Sachin Pilot


A video showing a procession of vehicles moving along as bulldozers shower flowers onto the convoy is widely shared on social media, claiming that this was the reception given to Congress leader Sachin Pilot in Dausa, Rajasthan. 

The post read:Sachin pilot fans Nitesh Gurjar सचिन_पायलट_जी_पर_दौसा_में_JCB_से_फूल_बरसाए_गए_. #sachinpilotpage #Congress #sachinpilotrajasthanpilot

Here’s the link to the above post.


NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be False.

Performing a Reverse Image Search, we spotted a Facebook post carrying the same viral video, dated May 15, 2023, stating that “Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s welcome”. The same video was uploaded on the Instagram page ‘eknath_shinde_fanclub’ on May 14, 2023. 

Several media reports carried the extended version of the same video  on May 2023, with the title: “CM Eknath Shinde Satara: Fleet of 8 JCBs, flowers showered on Chief Minister, warm welcome in Satara”. 

According to a news report by Lokmat, Maharashtra CM Shinde had gone to his home district Satara to launch the ‘Shasan Aaya Dari’ scheme. On the way, he was welcomed with flowers. 

Earlier, the same video was shared as a reception given to the winner of Bigg Boss OTT Season 2 Elvish Yadav and Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan

Thus, it is confirmed that an old video of Maharashtra CM Shinde’s convoy is being shared with a false claim. 

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