Hyderabad: A video of a man comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to `Sholay's' `Jai and Veeru' is going viral on social media. Users claim that he is Assam's Chief Minister.



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Fact Check

The claim is False.

The person in the viral video is not the chief minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma.


(Image of current chief minister of Assam)

We then compared the pictures of the Assam chief minister and the person in the viral video.


We performed an InVID search. Later we did a reverse image search using keyframes from the video captured. Through the reverse image search, we were directed to a tweet. Here the speaker in the video is referred to as Gaurav Pradhan.

Through the keyword search, we found a YouTube video which was uploaded on Gaurav Pradhan's YouTube channel.

Gaurav Pradhan is a professional speaker. Pradhan, in the video, talks about `Hindutva in the era of the Internet and Social Media' as a guest speaker. He was speaking at an event organized by Samarth Bharat Manch in Nashik.

Pradhan used the analogy of Jai and Veeru, the iconic character from Sholay, and compared them to Prime Minister and Home Minister. He also compared the plot of Sholay to the current political climate of India. The viral clip is between 9:14 – 10:55 in the video.


Therefore, the chief minister of Assam did not liken Modi and Shah to Sholay's Jai and Veeru.

The person in the video is not the Assam chief minister.

Claim Review :   Assam CM compare Modi and Shah to Sholay’s Jai and Veeru
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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