Hyderabad: An image of a signboard prohibiting the entry of BJP workers is viral on social media.

"BJP members are not allowed to enter Jagdishpur village in Bihar's Bhojpur," reads the English translation of the signboard

The board also mentions that if any BJP member tries to enter the village, his legs will be broken.

Fact Check

The claim is misleading.

NewsMeter performed a Google Reverse Image Search which directed to a report by the Deccan Herald. The report was titled: "BJP members are not allowed inside, says a board outside Greater Noida village."

The report stated that the village in Greater Noida, which was adopted by Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, has put up a board at the entrance, which said: "BJP members are not allowed inside".

The board was put up on October 28 after officials from the local administration and employees of a realty group allegedly destroyed a farmer's crop.

We found the original picture which was published by the Deccan Herald. We then found that the concrete board was morphed.

It is therefore evident that the viral image is misleading. The concrete board is morphed. Plus it is not from Bihar but UP.

Claim Review :   Board denying entry to people affiliated with BJP in Jagdishpur, a village in Bhojpur, Bihar.
Claimed By :  Social media users
Fact Check :  Misleading

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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