Video clip of Maratha Kranti Morcha shared as MVA March by Sanjay Raut

Claim

This is what Devendra Fadnavis is calling as Nano Morcha!

The loud voice of the loving people of Maharashtra.

Devendra ji..this behavior is not good.

Jai Maharashtra!

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Explanation

Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in Mumbai held a protest march against the Eknath Shinde government and Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari over his controversial remark on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on 17, December 2022. The deputy CM of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis described it as a ‘nano morcha’. Following his comment, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut shared a video clip of a protest on his Twitter page as a reply to Devendra Fadnavis in a context that the rally was not nano. This tweet gained 353k views, 13.6k likes, and still counting.

What is the truth?

When reverse-searching the keyframes of the video clip shared by Sanjay Raut, it is found that the clip is not a recent one from the MVA protest but an old one. ‘HJ News’ Youtube channel posted a video on 9, August 2017 mentioning it as ‘Maratha Morcha’. This Youtube video is found carrying matching visuals from the video clip shared by Sanjay Raut.

Another video is found on ‘Marathi Videowala’ Youtube channel with the title ‘Maratha Mukti Morcha’ published on 9, August 2017.

The Times of India tweeted a similar video on 9, August 2017 and the members can be seen chanting slogans as they pass by the JJ flyover.

With further search, it is found that Maratha Kranti Morcha held the biggest silent march in Mumbai demanding reservations for the Maratha community. “Started since August 2016, with processions in 57 different cities, the Maratha Kranti Morcha made its maiden entry in the state capital and ended the year-long campaign through processions by submitting a memo to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis”, reported NDTV.

Conclusion

It is found that Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut shared an old video clip from Maratha Kranti Morcha claiming it as the recent MVA rally.

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