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Man in Video Getting Baptised Misidentified as Punjab CM Charanjit Channi

A comparison between the appearance of the man in video and the Punjab chief minister, showed a stark difference.

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Man in Video Getting Baptised Misidentified as Punjab CM Charanjit Channi
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A video showing a man donning a turban getting baptised is being widely shared to claim that he is Charanjit Channi, chief minister of the poll-bound state of Punjab, who has converted to Christianity.

However, we found that the man in the video is being misidentified as the Punjab chief minister. A comparison between the appearance of two men showed a stark difference.


The claim shared along with the video reads: "Punjab Chief Minister Baptism. (sic)"

The video, shared by Facebook user Nalli David, had garnered 1,400 views and 100 shares at the time of writing the article.

You can view the archived version here.

(Photo: Facebook/ Screenshot)

Several social media users shared the video on Facebook and Twitter and the archived version of the posts can be viewed here, here, and here.

The video is viral on Facebook.

(Photo: Facebook/ Screenshot)



On carefully listening to the viral video, we heard the pastor saying, "I baptise Simranjeet Singh as Samuel in the name of the father, the son..."

Next, we compared the man seen in viral video with the appearance of the Punjab chief minister and found a stark difference between the two.

Left: Viral video. Right: Charanjit Channi.

(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

Charanjit Channi became the first Dalit chief minister of Punjab.

While we haven't been able to independently verify the context of the video, the claim that the man seen in it is the Punjab chief minister, is false.

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