Did people of Karnataka chase BJP cadres away ?

Congress, BRS and their supporters spread disinformation that the BJP cadres are beaten up by Karnataka voters but the video is from Telangana.




The below video explains the mood of #Karnataka voter. The amount of agony, angst & pain is real and evident on the ground 👇  #KarnatakaElection2023

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Karnataka is in full election mode with parties crisscrossing the state with rallies and roadshows. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress’ Ex-MP Rahul Gandhi too have been frequenting the state. While BJP is looking forward to retain power, Congress is trying to harvest the anti-incumbency to their advantage and get back in power. A video of BJP members being chased away is now shared in social media by several Congress supporters and some Bharat Rashtra Samiti supporters including its social media convenor with a claim that it is from Karnataka and it shows the mood of the Karnataka voters. See here, here and here.

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What’s the truth?

With a keyword search coupled with reverse image search, we were able to ascertain that the video is from November 2022 in an election rally in Telangana. Munugode, a constituency of Telangana Legislative Assembly, is one of the 12 seats from the district of Nalgonda.

Munugode Constituency in Telangana Assembly Constituencies map.

In the 2018 Assembly elections, Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy was elected as an MLA from Munugode in Congress (INC) ticket. In late 2022, he defected from Congress and joined the BJP, after he resigned from his post of MLA triggering a by-election, which he contested from a BJP ticket and lost to BRS’ Kusukuntla Prabhakar Reddy.

Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy, BJP.

On 1st November 2022, BJP conducted an election rally in Palivela village in Munugode headed by Eatala Rajender. During the rally, violence broke out between BJP and the BRS party members, as it has been alleged that the BRS cadres attacked the BJP’s election convoy and BRS had made similar allegations against the BJP. The viral video was taken during this election rally in Telangana which can be seen in the videos below.

Kishan Reddy, the Union Minister For Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), had also tweeted regarding the incident along with a video from a different angle.

The incident was widely covered by news outlets which can be seen here, here, here and here. Sowmith Yakkati, a journalist, posted a tweet on 1st November 2022, along with a video from the incident.

So, an incident from Telangana that took place during the by-election of Munugode is being shared in social media by Karnataka Congress claiming that it is from the poll-bound Karanataka which is set to vote on May 10, 2023.


The claims made by Karnataka Congress, Y Sathish Reddy & other supporters of Congress and BRS that the BJP cadres are beaten up and chased by people of Karnataka is false. The video is from different political clash in Telangana between supporters of the BJP & BRS.


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Ramasamy Jayaprakash

Ramasamy works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn and writes English articles, and makes videos for YouTurn's English YouTube channel.
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