Hyderabad: Graffiti inscribed with “Go Back Modi" is being shared on social media in the backdrop of the upcoming Bihar assembly elections.

The giant graffiti is painted on a road. Users claim that this took place recently in Bihar.

Below is one such claim on Twitter.



Click here to view the archive and here for a similar claim on Facebook.

Fact Check:

In the viral image, a brown building can be seen with a billboard which reads: “METRO CHANNEL CONTROL POST, HARE STREET POLICE STATION”.

With the help of Google Maps, we found that this building is the Metro channel control post under Hare Street police station in Kolkata’s Esplanade area.

https://maps.app.goo.gl/B8tP992dbpULqV4o8

Newsmeter, then, performed a reverse image search and found that the same picture was shared by several social media handles in January 2020. Journalist Mayukh Ranjan Ghosh had also posted the image on his verified Twitter handle with the claim that it was from Kolkata’s Esplanade area.



We also found an article by TIMES OF INDIA in Jan 2020 headlined, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves Kolkata, protesters shift venue”. The report states that many university students protested against the Citizenship Bill at Esplanade’s Metro Channel and painted several anti-government graffitis. The epicenter of protest against CAA and NRC shifted from Esplanade to Park Circus Minister when Narendra Modi took an aerial route to flew out of the Kolkata airport.

The viral image is neither recent nor is from Bihar. The graffiti is from CAA protests. The picture was taken in Kolkata. Evidently, the claim is false.

Claim Review :   Fact Check: Old anti-CAA protest in Kolkata passed off as anti- Modi wave in Bihar.
Claimed By :  Unknown
Fact Check :  false

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is currently a Freelance Fact Checker at Newsmeter and is a final year student at Loyola Academy Degree and Pg College. She is doing her degree in Psychology, English, and Journalism. She has a zeal for learning and is very passionate about writing. Apart from writing articles, she also writes poetry.

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