Fake Viral

Claims of people chanting slogans against PM Modi during his Varanasi visit are false

Written by Hritik Mishra

PM Modi recently visited his Parliamentary constituency, Varanasi. Following his visit, a short clip of him walking on the streets along with UP CM Yogi Adityanath is going viral with a claim that people in the background raised slogans against them.  

A Twitter user @ChitraBathamINC posted a tweet with the caption, ‘Do watch this #Truth of #PMModi’s #banaras visit. Listen to the crowd chanting ‘#Modi hai hai’ ‘#Yogi Chor hai’ in the background. No #GodiMedia will have the guts to show this’ #KashiVishwanathDham #UPElections2022. Archive| Tweet 

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 Another user @The_veenaD shared the same video and wrote in the caption, ‘Chor hai .. Chor hai Hi .. Hi .. Modi Chor hai .. Chor hai Did any of the DALAL news channel show this clip? Malpuve @amitmalviya you forgot to tweet this one. @smritiirani @MrsGandhi @sambitswaraj @gauravbh @rishibagree why none of them tweeted this?Archive| Tweet 

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Jawahar Sircar, a TMC Member of Parliament also tweeted the video with same claim on his official Twitter handle. However, later, he deleted the tweet.

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 The viral video also surfaced on Facebook with the same claim. A regional newspaper Haryana Utsav posted the same video on its Facebook account with the caption, ‘देश के लोकप्रिय प्रधानमंत्री का यूपी में हाल देख लो’. [Translation –  Look at the condition of the country’s popular prime minister in UP

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FactO Check: We divided the video into multiple keyframes using InVid, and conducted a reverse search of some keyframes. The results led us to a better version of the viral video embedded in a published article of One India, titled ‘PM Modi’s late-night inspection of development works in Varanasi’.

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The reverse search also led us to same video posted on the official Twitter handle of ANI captioned as; ‘Visuals from late last night when PM Narendra Modi was inspecting development works in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh’ and then on another Twitter profile @knowthenation with the caption; ‘A crowd cheered as PM Modi continued his inspection of the developments in Kashi, past midnight. #Modi’.   

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Using relevant keyword search, we also came across a news article of The Print which reported that the video in question is of PM Modi’s midnight inspection of key development works of Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Banaras railway station which was earlier known as Manduadih. The people in the background chanted the slogans of “Har Har Mahadev” and “Modi, Modi”. 

Source: Screenshot/The Print

In addition, many media outlets such as NDTV, Zeenews, Hindustan Times, and Deccan Herald also reported about his sudden midnight inspection visit.

Conclusion: It is evident that people didn’t raise the slogans against PM Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Varanasi and the claims are false.

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About the author

Hritik Mishra

Hritik Mishra is working as a fact-checker with Facto News who possesses the knowledge of preparing effective write-ups. A laxative thinker with a flair for identifying and adopting trends and seeks to transcend his limits. He has the experience of working with Newslaundry for their editorial and research team. A strategic fact-checker with a positive mindset who loves to read books and editorials.

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