Fact Check: Video of locals protesting against neta is from Bihar, not UP

Social media users have posted a 3-minute long video showing villagers protesting against a man. Users claim that the group was resisting a two-time BJP MLA’s entry into Uttar Pradesh village.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  25 Oct 2021 7:30 AM GMT
Fact Check: Video of locals protesting against neta is from Bihar, not UP

Hyderabad: Social media users have posted a 3-minute long video showing villagers protesting against a man. Users claim that the group was resisting a two-time BJP MLA's entry into Uttar Pradesh village.

"Wind of change is blowing in Uttar Pradesh. Villagers are resisting BJP workers and have forced a two-time MLA to return (sic)," reads the English translation of the message.

Original claim: "उत्तरप्रदेश में परिवर्तन की लहर चल चुकी है!

मोदी जी और योगी जी की शाम ढल चुकी है!

घुसने नहीं दे रहे हैं लोग अपने गांवों में बीजेपी के लोगों को, दो बार के विधायक को वापिस लौटाया...!"


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Fact Check:

The claim is misleading.

NewsMeter with the help of the Invid tool and reverse image search found the video on YouTube.

The caption of the video, when translated reads: "People of Kalyanpur Vidhan Sabha seeking answers from the MLA for 10 years."

We couldn't trace the name of the politician in the video.


Further, the fact-checker performed a keyword search and found a media report of October 2020. It carries a similar photo.


"Planning and Development Minister Maheshwar Hazari faced resistance from locals in Samastipur, Bihar when he went there to ask for votes," the report said.

https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/india/bihar-election-2020-minister-maheshwar-hazari-heckled-by-locals-in-samastipur-asked-to-go-back

Additionally, we found a tweet by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. He posted the same video along with a caption in Hindi: "बिहार सरकार के मंत्री और कल्याणपुर विधानसभा क्षेत्र से 10 वर्ष से विधायक महेश्वर हजारी को आक्रोशित जनता ने सड़क नहीं तो वोट नहीं बोल कर अपने गांव से भगा दिया।

नीतीश कुमार जी के कागजी विकास की पोल खुल चुकी है। चाहे वो चमकी बुख़ार हो, जल जमाव हो, बाढ़ हो, सुखाड़ हो, कोरोना हो।"

When roughly translated, a part of it read: "Maheshwar Hazari, a minister in Bihar government and MLA from Kalyanpur assembly constituency for 10 years. The agitated locals asked the minister to go back. They told him, no road, and no vote."

Hazari is a four-time MLA. He was first elected in 2005.

Currently, he is an MLA from Kalyanpur in Samstipur district and the present deputy speaker of the Bihar Assembly.

https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2021/mar/24/jdus-maheshwar-hazari-elected-deputy-speaker-of-bihar-assembly-amid-boycott-2280915.html

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/hazari-elected-dy-speaker-amid-oppn-house-boycott/articleshow/81676912.cms

Hence, the claim is misleading. The video has no connection with Uttar Pradesh. It was shot in Bihar in October 2020

Claim Review:Villagers protest against BJP workers, stop an MLA’s two-wheeler, raise slogans and force the group to turn their vehicles back in Uttar Pradesh.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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