Fact Check: Video of political clash during panchayat elections in Jalore passed off as Haryana farmers attacking BJP MP

A video of people pelting stones at a vehicle is circulating on social media with the claim that farmers in Haryana attacked BJP MLA Uday Singh's car.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  5 Jan 2021 9:08 AM GMT
Fact Check: Video of political clash during panchayat elections in Jalore passed off as Haryana farmers attacking BJP MP

Hyderabad: A video of people pelting stones at a vehicle is circulating on social media with the claim that farmers in Haryana attacked BJP MLA Uday Singh's car.

One Twitter user shared the video and wrote, "Trends are emerging in Haryana against the farm laws. BJP MLA Uday Singh welcomed by farmers." (translated)

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Fact Check:

The claim that the video shows farmers attacking a BJP MLA's car in Haryana is FALSE.

A reverse image search found that Zee News had published the video on 28 November 2020 with the headline "Jalore: Independent and Congress candidates clash, stone panes broken by stone pelting". Jalore is a city in Rajasthan.

According to the article, there was a clash between two groups during the panchayat election in the Seria gram panchayat of Sarnau panchayat samiti in Jalore district, Rajasthan. The groups threw stones at each other and broke the glass of the Congress candidate's car leading to minor injuries.

The incident was also reported by many other organisations. According to another report in Bhaskar.com, the clash took place between a Congress candidate and an Independent candidate over allegations of voter fraud.

NewsMeter also searched the website MyNeta.info and found that no person with the name Uday Singh is associated with BJP in Haryana.

The viral video shows a clash between two groups during the panchayat election in Rajasthan's Jalore. Hence, the claim that it shows farmers attacking a BJP MP's car in Haryana is FALSE.


Claim Review:Haryana farmers attacking BJP MP
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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