A post with an image of a street graffiti saying ‘Go Back Modi’ is being widely shared on social media with the claim that it’s a recent image from Bihar. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Image of a graffiti work saying ‘Go Back Modi’ in Bihar in the wake of the 2020 Assembly elections.
Fact: The image is of a protest in Kolkata against the CAA and NRC back in January 2020. This image has nothing to do with the ongoing assembly elections in Bihar. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Reverse image search of the photo in the post led us to a tweet by a journalist which carried a similar image. The tweet dates back to 11 January 2020. According to the tweet the image is from Kolkata.
Further search led us to news articles dated January 2020 which carried a similar image but from another angle. According to these articles, the image is of a protest against CAA and NRC in Kolkata. These articles can be read here and here.
Also, in the better version of the photo in the post shared by the journalist, the sign ‘METRO CHANNEL CONTROL POST ARE STREET POLICE STATION’ is visible on a building beside the road. Taking a cue from here, a search on Google maps with relevant keywords led us to the location which is indeed in Kolkata. With all this, we can conclude that the image is related to protest in Kolkata against CAA and NRC and has nothing to do with the ongoing Bihar assembly elections.
To sum it up, the image being shared is of an anti-CAA protest in Kolkata in January 2020 and has nothing to do with the ongoing Bihar assembly elections.