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Clip Shows People in Gujarat Clashing With BJP Workers? It's From West Bengal

The video shows a clash between the BJP and Trinamool Congress workers in West Bengal.

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A video which shows a brawl between two groups is being shared with a claim that it shows a fight between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and the locals of Gujarat during an election campaign.

The video shows a clash between the BJP and Trinamool Congress workers in West Bengal.

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(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

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But the truth is: The video is from West Bengal and it shows a clash between the BJP and Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers.

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How do we know?: A closer look at the video showed an installation in the background which read 'I love Chinsurah,' a city in West Bengal. Even the people can be heard speaking in Bengali.

The video shows a clash between the BJP and Trinamool Congress workers in West Bengal.

The outline of the word Chinsurah can be seen.

(Source: Screenshot)

What about other sources?: A keyword search on Google led us to a news report in English newspaper The Times of India, which carried the same video.

  • The report was published on 6 August 2022 and mentioned that it showed a clash between TMC and BJP workers in West Bengal's Hooghly district.

  • The video report stated TMC MLA from Chinsurah, Asit Mazumder, could be seen beating the workers with a stick.

The video was also uploaded on YouTube by English news channel Times Now. We could also notice similarities between the viral video and the TV clip.

(Note: Swipe to see the comparison between the viral video and the video shows by the news channel)

  • Both the videos are the same. 

    (Source: Altered by The Quint)

Flashback: The same video was earlier shared as from Bihar, after JD(U) broke ties with the BJP and formed the government with Rashtriya Janata Dal. Read our fact-check about it here.

Conclusion: Clearly, an incident of a clash between TMC and BJP workers from West Bengal is being falsely shared as from Gujarat ahead of the elections.

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