A video is being shared on social media claiming it as recent visuals of BJP leader Smriti Irani falling off the stage during an election rally in Amethi. Amid the ongoing 2022 UP Assembly Elections, this video is being shared on social media. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Recent video of Smriti Irani falling suddenly from a rally stage in Amethi.
Fact: The video shared in the post is an old one. This incident took place during Smriti Irani’s election campaign in Amethi during the 2014 General Elections. The video has nothing to do with the ongoing UP Elections. Hence, the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
When we searched for the video using relevant keywords, a video with similar visuals is found published by the ‘NDTV’ news channel on 07 April 2014. ‘NDTV’ reported that Smriti Irani, the BJP candidate from Amethi in 2014 had taken a tumble while getting off a stage in Amethi. Smriti Irani reportedly had no injuries during this incident.
In the 2014 General Elections, BJP leader Smriti Irani contested against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Amethi. A few pictures of Smriti Irani’s rally on 07 April 2014 can be seen here. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post is old and has nothing to do with the ongoing UP Elections.
To sum it up, an old video is being shared as recent visuals of Smriti Irani falling off from the stage during an election rally in Amethi.