Fact Check: Video of Nitish Kumar's convoy attack from 2018 shared with false claims ahead of polls

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  20 Oct 2020 2:36 PM GMT
Fact Check: Video of Nitish Kumars convoy attack from 2018 shared with false claims ahead of polls

Hyderabad: Ahead of the Bihar elections a video of people pelting stones and bricks at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's convoy has gone viral on social media.

One Twitter user shared the photo and wrote, "Nitish Kumar, why do you do such a good job that you have to run away from the public."

Click here to view a similar claim on Facebook.


Fact Check:

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found that various news channels like ANI News and India TV had reported the attack on Mr. Kumar's convoy. According to the reports, the incident took place in January 2018 during the Vikas Samiksha Yatra in Buxar.

The same was reported by the Times of India in January 2018. Two security personnel were injured in the attack, it further said.

We also found a report by Outlook India from January 2018 that read, "Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's cavalcade was today pelted with stones while he was on his way to a village as part of the state-wide Vikas Samiksha Yatra."

Also, the same clip had gone viral in June 2020 with the claim that people were attacking Home minister Amit Shah's convoy in Bihar during campaigning. The news was debunked.

Hence, it is clear that the video of people attacking Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's convoy is from 2018. The claim that the incident took place recently is FALSE.

Claim Review:Video of Nitish Kumar’s convoy attack
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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