Fact check: Crowd at 2014 Modi's Kolkata rally passed off as UP CM Yogi Adityanath's public meeting in Bihar

By Vamsi Krishna Pothuru  Published on  23 Oct 2020 6:34 AM GMT
Fact check:  Crowd at 2014 Modis Kolkata rally passed off as UP CM Yogi Adityanaths public meeting in Bihar

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.

Archive of the post can be accessed here.

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: Deshgujarat.com

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 Adityanath's public meeting in Bihar
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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