Fact Check: 2019 video of Jayant Chaudhary shared with false claims

Hyderabad: An eight-second video of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) president Jayant Chaudhary is being widely shared on social media and is being linked to the

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  17 Jan 2022 4:27 AM GMT
Fact Check: 2019 video of Jayant Chaudhary shared with false claims

Hyderabad: An eight-second video of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) president Jayant Chaudhary is being widely shared on social media and is being linked to the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections. Sharing the video, users are claiming that Mr. Chaudhary made objectionable remarks about Jats.

In the video, Mr. Chaudhary can be heard saying, "What will a Jat voter do? What is the mind of a Jat voter? Sorry, I have not taken responsibility for this."




Fact Check

The claim is false.

NewsMeter ran a keyword search which led us to a video by India TV from 31 March 2019. The viral news clipping can be seen at the 0:12-second mark. According to the description of the video, Jayant Chaudhary said that he would talk about the farmers and not the Jats.


News18, UP Punjab Kesari, and UP Tak had also reported it on 31 March 2019.

It is therefore evident that the claim made through the viral post is false. A statement by Jayant Chaudhary from 2019 is being shared as recent.

Claim Review:A video of Jayant Chaudhary speaking about the Jats is recent.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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