TRS leader distributing liquor passed off as BJP CM candidate

A video of a man wearing a pink scarf and distributing chicken and liquor is being circulated on social media with the claim that he is from BJP.

By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on  12 Oct 2022 6:22 AM GMT
TRS leader distributing liquor passed off as BJP CM candidate

Hyderabad: A video of a man wearing a pink scarf and distributing chicken and liquor is being circulated on social media with the claim that he is from BJP.

A Facebook user shared the video claiming that the leader distributing chicken and liquor is the BJP Chief Ministerial candidate in Telangana.


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Another user shared the video claiming that the video is from BJP-ruled Gujarat.


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Fact Check

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search of the viral video and came across a 4 October article by Hindustan Times carrying a screenshot from the viral video. It reported ahead of Telangana CM KC Rao launching a national party, TRS leader Rajanala Srihari was seen distributing liquor bottles and chicken to locals.


ANI also tweeted the larger version of the viral video on 4 October and stated that TRS leader Rajanala Srihari had distributed liquor bottles and chicken in Warangal a day before the launch of the national party by Telangana CM KC Rao.

We also found the video uploaded by the YouTube channel of The Print on 4 October titled "TRS leader Rajanala Srihari distributes liquor & chicken to locals ahead of party's national launch."

The description of the video stated, "Rajanala Srihari, the leader of the TRS, has distributed liquor and chicken among workers in Warangal ahead of speculation that Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao will likely declare the creation of a national party at Telangana Bhavan on 5 October. Rajanala Srihari can be seen standing near garlanded cutouts of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) and Minister KT Rama Rao (KTR) giving away liquor bottles and live chicken to the general populace in Waranga."

It is evident that the leader seen in the video is Rajanala Srihari of TRS and the video is from Warangal, Telangana. Hence, the claims are false.

Claim Review:BJP CM candidate distributing liquor and chicken.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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