A post accompanying a video in which Union Home Minister Amit Shah falls off a stage is being shared on social media platforms with a claim that the incident took place in a rally organised in Kolkata. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Amit Shah falls off a stage in Kolkata rally.
Fact: The incident actually took place in Madhya Pradesh back in 2018 during an election rally. The incident has nothing to do with Kolkata. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Google search with relevant keywords led us to multiple 2018 news videos and news articles which reported this incident. According to a Times of India report, the video shows Amit Shah slipping off a chariot during an election rally in Madhya Pradesh back in 2018.
India Today also reported the incident and even according to this report, the incident took place in Madhya Pradesh back in 2018. All these establish that the video has nothing to do with Kolkata.
In view of the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal, posts like these are being shared with misleading claims.
To sum it up, an old video of Amit Shah slipping off a chariot in Madhya Pradesh is passed off as that from Kolkata.