In the context of the tractor parade to be conducted in New Delhi by the protesting farmers on Republic Day, a photo and a video are being shared on the internet with the claim that they show the rehearsals of farmers for the tractor parade. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Visuals of rehearsals by the protesting farmers for the upcoming Republic Day tractor parade in New Delhi.
Fact: The posted visuals are old. While the photo is related to a ‘tractor tochan’ competition, the video is being shared on the internet at least since August 2019. So, the visuals are not related to rehearsals by the protesting farmers for the Republic Day tractor parade. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When the posted photo was run through Google Reverse Image Search, the same photo was found in a video uploaded on Facebook in July 2020.
Also, the same photo was found as a thumbnail of a video uploaded in March 2019. In the video, the drivers in the same dress with the same tractors can be seen competing against each other. The title of the video reads – “ford 3600 vs arjun 605 ||tractor tochan”. The details regarding the ‘tractor tochan’ competition can be read here. So, the posted photo is old and not related to the 2021 Republic day tractor parade.
The same video was found in an article published by ‘India.com’ in August 2019. While the exact details of the video were not found, it can be concluded that it is not related to the 2021 Republic day tractor parade as the video is on the internet at least since August 2019.
Previously, when another video went viral with a similar claim, FACTLY has debunked the claim and written a fact-check article, which can be read here. Some news agencies have reported about the rehearsals conducted by the farmers for the upcoming tractor rally. Those reports can be found here and here.
To sum it up, the visuals in the posts do not show rehearsals by the farmers for the upcoming R-Day tractor parade.