HYDERABAD: A video of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee shouting as the crowd chants 'Vande Mataram' is viral on social media. Users claim that it is linked to a two-day visit by Amit Shah.
"See how Mamata didi fizzles out as soon as she starts listening to Vande Mataram. People of Bengal BJP will leave Mamata Didi crazy (sic)," reads the claim. (Archive)
NewsMeter found that this claim is false as the viral video was available on the internet since 2006.
In the video, Mamata Banerjee can be heard saying: "They were beating us up... the party had called for a meeting with 19 Krishi-Bachao committees... they aren't letting me inside the Assembly," in Bangla.
We performed a keyword search and found a similar video from 2011, uploaded on YouTube with the caption, "Mamata Banerjee ransacks West Bengal Assembly."
We then found a report by DNA from 2006 that states that the "Trinamool Congress (TMC) members went on a rampage in the lobby protesting against the arrest of party supremo Mamta Banerjee in Hooghly district".
"The TMC supremo started shouting at the top of her voice alleging that the administration had acted 'unconstitutionally' by preventing her from entering Singur where the Tata motors proposed to set up a small car factory," reads the report.
Another news report dated 30 November 2006 was found on NDTV, which carried the same visuals. Banerjee along with 30 MLAs went on a rampage in the West Bengal Assembly as they were furious about not being allowed to go to Singur to protest against the Left Front government's decision to allow farmland acquisition for TATA Motors'.
Evidently, the claim is false as this viral video is not recent but dates back to 2006.