In light of 2022 UP elections, a social media post accompanying a video of PM Modi’s roadshow amidst a large gathering is being shared as if the visuals are recent. Through this article let’s fact-check the veracity of the video shared in the post.
Claim: Visuals of PM PM Modi’s recent roadshow in Varanasi (2022)
Fact: These visuals actually show roadshow held by PM Modi in Varanasi back in 2019. Although PM Modi held a roadshow in Varanasi earlier this month, the viral visuals have nothing to do with the recent roadshow. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
Earlier this month on 04 March 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a massive roadshow in Varanasi as part of the election campaign. Visuals of this roadshow can be viewed here.
Whereas visuals shared in the viral post are not related to the recent roadshow but show PM Modi’s 2019 roadshow in Varanasi. Reverse image search of the screenshots of the viral visuals led us to a 2019 Twitter post that shared the same visuals as PM Modi’s roadshow in Varanasi.
Complete footage of PM Modi’s 2019 roadshow can be viewed on BJP’s official YouTube channel. This establishes that the viral visuals are not related to the recent roadshow of Modi in Varanasi.
To sum it up, old visuals of PM Modi’s 2019 roadshow in Varanasi are being shared as recent.