Old Video of Samajwadi MLA Thrashing BJP Leader’s Husband in Police Station is shared as recent!

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Now you will see the same scene all over India. BJP leader Prasad got the slaps in Amethi. Look at the condition

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Explanation

Many videos on the internet feature various claims made by both parties as the Lok Sabha elections draw closer.

In this case, a video that lasts one minute and eight seconds depicts a man smashing another man in a public setting. We also see police officers and other individuals attempting to break up the fight. An assertion is made in this post, “Now, the same scene will appear throughout India. In Amethi, BJP leader Prasad was given a slap. Look at the situation.” Similar claim posts are available to read here, here, and here. Come let’s check the authenticity of the above claim.

What’s the truth?

We started our analysis with a relevant keyword search which led us to some news articles. As per the Outlook report, on the grounds of a police station in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, a Samajwadi Party legislator and his associates beat the spouse of a BJP leader on Wednesday. Several police officers and onlookers attempted to stop the attacker, but they were unsuccessful. The video of the incident gained widespread popularity on social media platforms.

Also, the report went on to add, “The video, recorded by a witness, showed Samajwadi Party legislator Rakesh Pratap Singh slapping Deepak Singh, the husband of Rashmi Singh, a BJP municipal election candidate, at the Gauriganj Kotwali police station in Amethi.” The report was published on May 10, 2023, and included a screenshot of the popular video.

Likewise, we acquired an article on the same incident from NDTV, which included screen grabs from the viral video that was uploaded on the same day of the previous year. The article is captioned as “Samajwadi MLA Thrashes BJP Leader’s Husband In Police Station.”

With the help of all this information, it is clear that the viral video depicts a fight between the husband of a BJP leader and a Samajwadi MLA. Furthermore, this video was taken in May of 2023, which makes it outdated. This indicates that the viral video is not current and is unrelated to the present political campaign.

Conclusion:

Therefore, we conclude that the widely circulated rumor that BJP leader Prasad was slapped in Amethi and that this will be the scene throughout India is false and misleading. Actually, the man being assaulted by Samajwadi Party MLA Rakesh Pratap Singh is the spouse of the BJP leader.

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Indu Meenakshi

Indu Meenakshi is a former Microbiologist-turned-journalist, works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn. She additionally holds Master’s in Management and English Literature. As a fact-checker, her job entails actively dispelling false information found online, exposing fake news, and raising public awareness.
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