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Old video is passed off as TMC supporters dancing with guns celebrating the recent election victory

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A post accompanying the video of people dancing with guns & swords for the ‘khela hobe’ song is being shared across social media platforms with a claim that the video shows TMC supporters celebrating the recent election victory. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

The archived version of this post can be found here

Claim: Video of TMC supporters dancing with guns and swords celebrating the election victory.

Fact: The same video is available on the internet at least since September 2020. This video has nothing to do with TMC celebrations after the recent election victory. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Reverse image search of the screenshots of the video in the post led us to an Instagram post that shared the same video back in September 2020. However, the song playing in the background is different in this video.

Further search led us to the same video on YouTube uploaded in October 2020, the background music playing in this video is again different from the one in the post and the above-mentioned Instagram video. With this, we can infer that ‘Khel Hobe’ song is superimposed digitally to an old video. In fact, Khela Hobe was released in 2021, in the context of the West Bengal elections.

Although we could not find out the exact location of the original video and the context related to the celebration, the presence of this video on the internet confirms that this video has nothing to do with recent celebrations after their election victory. CID West Bengal through a tweet clarified that the video is not related to West Bengal and that strict legal action will be taken against those spreading such fake news.

In view of the reports of violence which broke out in some parts of West Bengal after the announcement of recent assembly election results, posts like these are being shared on social media with misleading claims.

To sum it up, an old video is passed off as TMC supporters dancing with guns celebrating the recent election victory.

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