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Fact Check: 2018 Video Of BJP Leader Greeted With A Garland Of Shoes Linked To 2024 General Elections

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The first phase of voting took place on April 19, 2024, covering 102 constituencies across 21 states and UTs. Amid the ongoing elections, a video of a BJP leader greeted with a garland of shoes is being circulated on social media with a claim that the video is recent. 

Here’s the link to the above post(archive).

FACT CHECK

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

Running the Reverse Image Search, we spotted the same video uploaded by News Tak, dated January 7, 2018, with a title: “एमपी में बीजेपी नेता को सरेआम पहना दी जूतों की माला.” (English translation: Locals put a garland of shoes on BJP leader in Madhya Pradesh)

The same video was  uploaded by the newswire ANI on January 7, 2018.

According to the report, the incident came to light from Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district and the man in the video is BJP leader Dinesh Sharma. We also found a report by NDTV, dated January 8, 2018, regarding the same incident.

So, it is clear that the incident is old.

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