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Fact Check: Was Hardik Patel Welcomed With A Slap On Joining BJP?

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Hardik Patel, the leader of the Patidar community in Gujarat, recently resigned from the Congress and joined the BJP. As soon as he joined BJP, his old anti-BJP tweets were fiercely shared by the social media users to troll him. Meanwhile, a video of Patel is going viral. In the video, he is giving a speech on a stage when a person comes and slaps Hardik Patel.

Sharing this video, a user named Aman Qureshi wrote- “Hardik Patel was welcomed like this as soon as he joined BJP. ,

Further, this video is being shared on all social media platforms. Users are making the video massively viral, making fun of him.

 

Fact Check:

 To check the veracity of the video going viral, we did an open search on Google. During this, we found a link to the video posted on the YouTube channel of the English newspaper ‘Hindustan Times.’ The caption of the video was – Congress leader Hardik Patel slapped at a rally in Gujarat on 19th April 2019

The description of this video shows that he was addressing a rally in Surendranagar, Gujarat, during which a man came and slapped him. However, after a while, Patel’s supporters caught hold of the man and beat him up.

Also Read: IS THE MOVIE SAMRAT PRITHVIRAJ BEING PROMOTED FROM THE BJP’S OFFICE?

Conclusion:

Hence, the investigation of the viral video proves that the viral claims with the video is misleading. Because users are sharing the video of 2019.

Claim- Hardik Patel was welcomed with a slap as soon on joining BJP

Claimed By Social media users

Fact Check – Misleading

 

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