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BJP workers attack on TRS MLA’s residence in Telangana portrayed as an attack in West Bengal


A video is being shared on social media claiming it as the visuals of BJP workers attacking a house in West Bengal. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be seen here.

Claim: Video of BJP supporters attacking a house in West Bengal.

Fact: This video shows BJP supporters attacking a TRS MLA’s house in Telangana. On 31 January 2021, BJP supporters in Telangana attacked the Parakal TRS MLA Challa Dharma Reddy’s residence against his remarks on the Ayodhya Ram Mandir fundraising drive. This incident has nothing to do with West Bengal. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.

On reverse image search of screenshots in the video, we found the same video published on ‘Latestly’ YouTube channel. This video was published on YouTube with the title ‘BJP workers arrested for pelting stones, Attacking TRS MLA residence in Warangal, Telangana’. This attack reportedly took place on 31 January 2021, against the Parkal TRS MLA Challa Dharma Reddy’s remarks against the Ayodhya Ram temple fundraising drive. Reporting the same, a few prominent Telugu channels published similar videos on their YouTube channels. They can be seen here and here.

News articles published about BJP workers’ attack on the TRS MLA’s residence can be seen here, here, and here. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post shows BJP workers’ attack in Telangana, not in West Bengal.

To sum it up, a video of BJP workers attacking the TRS MLA’s residence in Telangana is falsely portrayed as the attack in West Bengal.


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