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No, TMC MP Saugata Roy Isn’t Dancing With Arpita Mukherjee, It’s Raveena Tandon

The video is from 2019 and shows Roy sharing the stage with Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon.

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No, TMC MP Saugata Roy Isn’t Dancing With Arpita Mukherjee, It’s Raveena Tandon
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A video of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Saugata Roy dancing with a woman on a stage is doing the rounds on social media, where users are sharing it with a claim that it shows Roy dancing with model and actor Arpita Mukherjee.

Mukherjee is considered a close aide of ex-TMC leader Partha Chatterjee, who was found to be involved in alleged irregularities in recruitment of school staff and administration in West Bengal's government-run schools.

On 22 July, Enforcement Directorate officials found around Rs 50 crore in cash and gold at Mukherjee's residence, and both were subsequently arrested on 23 July.

However, the claim is false. We found that the video dates back to 2019, and shows the TMC MP dancing with Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon in Kolkata, West Bengal.

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CLAIM

The video is being shared on social media to claim that it shows TMC MP Saugata Roy dancing with Partha Chatterjee's aide Arpita Mukherjee – both of whom were arrested after ED raids in connection to the SSC scam case.

An archive of this post can be seen here.

(Source: Facebook/Altered by The Quint)

Archives of more posts being shared with the same claim can be seen here and here.

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WHAT WE FOUND OUT

We conducted a keyword search for videos of Roy dancing, and came across a post on India Today's verified Facebook page, dated 17 January 2019.

The 2019 video shows Roy with Raveena Tandon.

(Source: Facebook/Altered by The Quint)

The video's caption mentioned that it showed him "groove with Bollywood star Raveena Tandon at an event in Kolkata."

We also came across a report by Hindi news organisation Amar Ujala, which carried the same video on 18 January 2019.

The video was also shared by Bengali news portal Sangbad Pratidin in January 2019.

Evidently, the video doesn't show TMC MP Saugata Roy on stage with Partha Chatterjee's aide Arpita Mukherjee, but shows Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon.

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Topics:  TMC   West Bengal   Partha Chatterjee 

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Edited By :Padmashree Pande
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