Youth in old video take pledge not to vote Congress in Rajasthan, not after Karauli clashes; FACT CHECK

A video on social media is going viral claiming that Rajasthan voters woun’t vote for Congress after the recent communal violence in Karauli. The caption in Hindi reads: “Following the Ram Navami incident in Karauli, Rajasthan, we pledge not to vote for Congress.” It was shared widely on FACEBOOK and on Twitter.

FACT CHECK

When our team conducted a Google reverse image search, the original video surfaced and it actually belonged to a 2020 video. As a banner in the video shows “Berojgar Ekikrat Mahasangh”. The event was originally a demonstration organised by some unemployed youth at Sikar, Rajasthan in 2020. National Dunia on November 17, 2020 carried a report that the Rajasthan “Berojgar Ekikrat Mahasangh” had organised a demonstration against the state government on unemployment.

The protesters then pledged not to vote for the Congress party in the then-upcoming Civic polls and the Vidhan Sabha by-elections. Here’s the original video uploaded on the YouTube channel of the “Rajasthan Berojgar Chatrasangh” on November 17, 2020, with a title in Hindi:”Sikar – For the unemployed, this is the message of Upen Yadav from the Ram Lila Maidan”.

Hence, the current video shared now is totally false and not related to the recent violence in Karauli.

Claim:
Video of people boycotting the Congress party in Rajasthan after communal violence in Karauli.
Conclusion:

This video is from 2020 protest before civic polls and not related to the recent violence in Karauli.

Rating: Totally False and our rating is Five rating

About Arun Nag

Arun is with Digiteye India since the beginning as the main source for re-writing stories and for re-checking the facts and images. He writes on general and political issues. He can be reached at admin@digiteye.in or softmediahub@gmail.com

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