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BJP worker in this video was attacked by Congress party workers in Indore, not Bihar.

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A post with the video of a man wearing Modi mask being beaten by a few persons is being widely shared on social media with the claim that a BJP leader was thrashed by the public in Bihar. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

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Claim: Video of BJP leader being thrashed by public in Bihar.

Fact: The man in the video is actually attacked by Congress party workers and the incident took place in Indore, Madhya Pradesh and not Bihar as claimed. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.

Google search with relevant keywords led us to a news article which reported the incident. According to the article, the incident took place in Indore, Madhya Pradesh when a BJP worker wearing Modi mask was present at a rally organized by the Congress party on Gandhi Jayanthi over Hathras rape incident.

Another news article dated 02 October 2020 which reported the incident can be read here. Even this article reports that the BJP worker is thrashed by congressmen and the incident took place in Indore. With all this, we can conclude that incident took place in Madhya Pradesh and not Bihar. Further, the people who attacked the BJP worker were actually Congress party workers.

In the wake of the upcoming Bihar elections, posts like these are being widely circulated on social media platforms with misleading claims.

To sum it up, the BJP worker was actually attacked by Congress party workers in Madhya Pradesh and not Bihar.

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