Hyderabad: A video of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi is widely being shared on social media.

In the viral video, Shivraj Singh is seen walking with PM Modi. He is suddenly stopped from behind. After a while, he again proceeds.

Social media users are claiming that a staff member of the prime minister had stopped Shivraj Singh Chouhan from walking along with him.

The video was shared on the Facebook page of the Indian National Congress of Madhya Pradesh on November 17, 2021, which had around 6k views.

Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter performed a Google Reverse Image Search which led us to a tweet by the official Twitter handle of the office of Shivraj on November 17, 2021. The Twitter handle shared a video that had the entire explanation of the video clip.

The man who is being claimed to be a staff of PM Modi is actually the collector of Bhopal Avinash Lavania. Avinash had actually gone to Shivraj Singh to discuss something important.

Taking a cue from this, the team performed a keyword search which led us to the Twitter handle of Collector of Bhopal on November 17, 2021. In the tweet, the collector of Bhopal had denied the viral claim stating that "a video is going viral on social media claiming that Chief Minister was being stopped by a security officer during PM's visit to Bhopal, I completely deny it. @CollectorBhopal Lavania."

In another tweet, the collector stated that he had to share an important message related to the program to the Chief Minister, for which he stopped to listen and then immediately proceeded.

Meanwhile, a report by the Navbharat Times had also shared the video clip.

It is therefore evident that the claim is False. The man in the viral video is not a staff member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but the collector of Bhopal. He stopped Shivraj Singh to pass an important message related to the program.

Claim Review :   PM Modi’s staff stops MP chief minister from accompanying the prime minister
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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