A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows a BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh threatening an old man to vote for BJP in the upcoming elections in the State. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of a UP BJP leader threatening an old man to vote for BJP.
Fact: After the video went viral, both the persons in the video have clarified that it was just banter. They said that they know each other very well and are relatives. The Uttar Pradesh Police has also clarified the same. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
When we searched about the video in the post, it was found that both the persons in the video have later issued a clarification after their video went viral on social media. In their clarification video, they explained that it was just banter. They said that they know each other very well and are relatives.
As the video went viral, the Uttar Pradesh Police has looked into the issue and clarified the same regarding the incident. The tweet by ‘Police Commissionerate Kanpur Nagar’ on the viral video can be seen here. Several news agencies have also published articles on the incident which can be read here and here.
To sum it up, a video of banter between two persons is shared as BJP hooliganism in UP.