An old image of the crowd gathered for a rally organised by TMC in Kolkata is shared as AAP road show in Surat
Gopal Italia filed his nomination today in Surat with a grand roadshow with Raghava Chaddha.
This picture is clearly telling the mood of the people of Gujarat.
The AAP announced the list of candidates for Gujarat assembly elections which are planned to held on December 1 and 5 on two phases. Gopal Italia is a star candidate contesting from Katargam, Surat. In this context, election campaign rallies and road shows are being held everyday. An image of a massive crowd is shared on social media claiming it as the crowd gathered for a grand roadshow when Gopal Italia filed his nomination. The social media posts with such claims can be seen here, here, here and here.
What is the truth?
When the viral image is searched with with google lens, we found four results with the same image posted in the years 2017 and 2018. All the four images mentioned the image as captured from one particular rally that is held every year.
The viral image was posted on ‘Mamata Banerjee’ official Facebook page on 21, July 2017.
The same image was tweeted by ‘Truth of West Bengal’ Twitter account on 21, July 2018 with the caption ‘Mamata Banerjee ends the meeting with the call of JOY BANGLA. #21JulyShahidDibas #শহীদদিবস’
The martyr’s day is organised every year July 21 by Trinamool Congress party in memory of 13 party workers killed in a police firing in 1993. And every year massive crowd gathers in Kolkata, West Bengal as a part of Martyr’s day.
Like every year, we are organising our annual #21JulyShahidDibas rally in Dharmatala. Our workers and supporters from across #Bengal and other States have come to the city. We welcome one and all. Dharmatala Chalo.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 21, 2018
It is found that the image of crowd gathered in Kolkata for Martyr’s day by TMC in 2017 is shared by AAP supporters claiming as crowd gathered in grand road show when Gopal Italia filed his nomination a few days back.