'Bhupesh Bhagel Zindabad' slogans not raised during Tejasvi Surya's Chattishgarh rally

A video of BJP leader and Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya is doing the rounds of social media with the claim that the people of Chattisgarh chanted “Bhupesh Bhagel Zindabad” during his speech.

By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on  3 Sep 2022 6:43 AM GMT
Bhupesh Bhagel Zindabad slogans not raised during Tejasvi Suryas Chattishgarh rally

Hyderabad: A video of BJP leader and Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya is doing the rounds of social media with the claim that the people of Chattisgarh chanted "Bhupesh Bhagel Zindabad" during his speech.

Bhupesh Bhagel is Congress leader and Chattisgarh Chief Minister.

Surya, who is also the national president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)—the youth wing of the BJP, was in Chhattisgarh on 25 August to take part in "Halla Bol Andolan" to protest against corruption and unemployment in the state.

Aman Dubey, the spokesperson of Madhya Pradesh Youth Congress, tweeted the video and wrote that people raised "Bhupesh Bhagel Zindabad" slogans at Surya's rally.

The archive of the post can be accessed here.

A Twitter user shared the video with the caption, "This is Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel ji rules both hearts and parties." The verified Twitter handle of Chattisgarh Congress quoted this post.

The archive of the post can be found here.

Facebook users are also sharing the video with the same claim.

Fact Check

NewsMeter found that the video is edited and the claim is false.

We ran a keyword search and found a five-minute video posted by the verified Facebook page of Tejasvi Surya on 24 August 2022. The video contains similar visuals as the viral video, however, it doesn't contain the "Bhupesh Bhagel Zindabad" slogan.

After 2.15 minutes, Surya can be heard saying, "Bhupesh Bhagel is not the chief minister. He is the collection master of Sonia Gandhi." After that, people started shouting slogans and chanting that Bhupesh Bhagel is a collection master.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) posted the same five-minute video on Twitter. We checked this video and found that no "Zindabad" slogans were raised in support of Bhupesh Bhagel.

It is evident that the original video has been edited to include "Bhupesh Bhagel Zindabad" slogans to mislead the people. Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:Bhupesh Bhagel Zindabad slogans raised during Tejasvi Surya’s Chattishgarh rally
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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