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.
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.
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