FactCheck : Video Of Smriti Irani’s Welcome In UP Before Elections Goes Viral. Know The Truth.
A video has gone viral on social media platforms regarding Smriti Irani. Users are claiming that this video is of welcome to Smriti Irani. Users were trying to convey how the Union minister was welcomed in Uttar Pradesh before elections.
Sharing the video users wrote which nearly translate in English, “Smriti Irani has received a wonderful welcome in Uttar Pradesh, it’s a disgrace, why any Godi media show this news.” Similarly, many other users posted this video on their social media handle.
On our fact check analysis our team found that this video is misleading. This is an old video. Further, we found that a YouTube channel named NYOOOZ TV uploaded this video on October 3, 2020. The title of the video is, “Congress raises Smriti Irani Murdabad slogans, stop her convoy in protest against Hathras case”.
Above all, from the video, we found out that this incident was in Varanasi. Moreover, some Congress workers protest over the Hathras gang-rape case that stopped Irani’s car. And, they also demanded her resignation.
Also, the incident was covered by many media houses which include, Navbharat Times, New18, New India Express, and The Times Of India.
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Therefore, on our analysis, it’s evident that, amid the high-octane campaigning for the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh, an old video of Irani is being disseminated with false accusations.
|Claim Review– Smriti Irani’s Welcome In UP before elections.
Claimed by– Social media users
Fact check– false and misleading.