Several users on social media shared an image of a massive crowd along with a claim that it is from UP CM Yogi Adityanath's recent rally in Bihar. The caption of the viral image reads, "The crowd gathered at a rally in Bihar to listen to Yogi Adityanath."

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Archive of the post can be accessed here.

The image has been shared widely on Facebook also.

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Fact check:

This claim is FALSE. This image in circulation since 2014. It is not recent as claimed on social media.

Newsmeter did a reverse image search and came across the same picture tweeted by a user @ibtlx on Feb 5, 2014. The caption reads: "Look here:- Glimpse of #NaMo's #JanChetnaSabha of Kolkata from Helicopter View."

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Archive of the Tweet is here.

For a more authentic source, we did a keyword search and came across an article by Desh Gujarat published on Feb 5, 2014. This article titled: "The Kolkata crowd at Modi's rally (In pictures)". It featured the same viral image along with other pictures from the rally.


Image source:

UP CM Yogi Adityanath indeed held a rally in Bihar on Oct 20, 2020. It was a part of the election campaigning for the upcoming assembly polls in Bihar. As elections are approaching, a lot of misinformation is being generated on social media.

Finally, a 2014 image of a crowd at Modi's Kolkatta rally has been passed off as Yogi Adityanath's recent Bihar public meeting.

Claim Review :   UP CM Yogi Adityanaths public meeting in Bihar
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Vamsi Krishna Pothuru

Vamsi Krishna Pothuru completed his Masters in Communication from The University of Hyderabad. He has interned with The New Indian Express and Kriti Social Initiatives. With the specialization of media research in masters, he submitted his thesis on the topic of "Fact-checking Initiatives and their response to Fake News in India." He believes that fact-checkers have a huge role to play in the fight against fake news which is a dangerous undercurrent in social media reinforcing hatred and false perceptions. Along with fact-checking, he is also interested in writing about environmental issues and human interest stories.

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