Hyderabad: A video claiming that shoes were hurled at Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has gone viral on social media. The post claims that MP CM is now being ‘welcomed’ with slippers and shoes.

चप्पल जुते से स्वागत होना शुरू हो गया है, मामा जी को अब समझ जाना चाहिए।

चप्पल जुते से स्वागत होना शुरू हो गया है, मामा जी को अब समझ जाना चाहिए। 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇

Posted by Public Video on Saturday, September 12, 2020

http://web.archive.org/web/20200915105254/https://www.facebook.com/publicvdo/videos/972234426628478

A similar claim was made on Twitter as well.

http://web.archive.org/web/20200915110824/https://twitter.com/KrishnaMohanSha/status/1305796701643583488

Multiple social media users posted the video with similar claims on Facebook and Twitter.

FACT CHECK:

The viral video is old. The claim is FALSE.

With the help of Invid tool, we extracted the keyframes and found a video uploaded by NDTV and TOI on September 3, 2018, claiming that stones and slippers were thrown at Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in a rally.

According to these reports, A shoe was hurled at Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan during a public meeting. The shoe was hurled at the CM while he was addressing the meeting. Although the shoe did not hit the CM, the attacker was soon overpowered by the cops and the party workers. Before this, a bus carrying the CM was attacked in Churhat area of Sidhi district. The CM was not injured in the attack which took place during his Jan Aashirvad Yatra. Assembly elections are to be held in Madhya Pradesh at the end of this year, and both BJP and the Congress have already begun campaigning.

Stones and slippers were hurled at Madhya Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Churhat on Monday. The Chief Minister’s Jan Ashirwad Rath was also shown black flags during a campaign rally. The state BJP has blamed the Congress as Churhat is the constituency of opposition leader Ajay Singh. The window of the bus was damaged but no one was injured in the incident.

Newsmeter also found an article by The Hindustan Times, Deccan Herald and My Nation claiming that shoes were thrown at Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sep 3, 2018.

Shoes were hurled at Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan is an old video from 2018 and not recent.

Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Mounika Dasari

Mounika Dasari is currently working as a Freelance Fact checker at Newsmeter. She was also an independent contractor at Appen. She has previously worked with Manshuk Securities and Finance as a Derivative Trainee in Delhi. She has work experience of 18 months with Geojit Financial Services as an Equity Dealer in Hyderabad. She has certifications of NISM series V, NISM Series VII, and NISM Series VIII. Alumni from IILM Graduate School of Management in Finance, U.P. Alumni from FH-Dortmund University of applied science and arts in Managing Diverse Markets, Germany. Mounika loves to travel and has been to countries like Germany, Netherlands, Italy, and Switzerland.

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