A video which shows arrested West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee's close aide and actress Arpita Mukherjee dancing is being shared on social media with the claim that she was dancing to a song called 'O Partha da tomai chai' (Partha, I want you).
The duo were arrested by Enforcement Directorate for their alleged involvement in irregularities in the West Bengal School Service Commission recruitment scam.
However, we found that Mukherjee was dancing to a song by Sabrina Carpenter, and it was posted as an Instagram Reel in 2021.
Moreover, 'Partha da tomai chai' is a campaign song made on the former education minister. West Bengal elections were held from 27 March-29 April 2021.
The video is shared along with the claim that states, "Watch: TMC former education minister #ParthaChatterjee's close aide (read - romantic partner) #ArpitaMukherjee dances to the tune "O Partha Da tomai Chai.." before being caught by ED in connection with the #SSCScam."
WHAT WE FOUND
We went to Arpita Mukherjee's Instagram profile and found the video posted on 15 August 2021.
The song that was being played was Sabrina Carpenter's 'Looking at me'.
Next, we searched on YouTube with keywords for the background track in the viral video 'O Partha da tomai chai', and found it there.
The video titled 'Partha Da Ke Abar Chai' (We want Partha again) was posted on 15 March 2021 on a YouTube channel named 'KD-Topic'.
Clearly, an edited video is being shared to falsely claim that Arpita Mukherjee danced to a track made for Chatterjee.
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