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This video does not show security personnel stopping Shivraj Singh Chouhan from walking beside PM Narendra Modi

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A video is being shared on social media claiming it as visuals of a security guard stopping Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan from walking beside Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be seen here.

Claim: Video of security personnel stopping Shivraj Singh Chouhan from walking beside PM Narendra Modi.

Fact: The person who stopped the Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the video is Bhopal Collector Avinash Lavania, not the security personnel of PM Narendra Modi. Avinash Lavania had stopped Shivraj Singh Chouhan only to discuss an issue related to the inauguration ceremony of the Rani Kamalapati railway station in Bhopal. After the discussion, Shivraj Singh Chouhan was again seen walking along with PM Narendra Modi. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, a video with similar visuals was found tweeted by ‘NDTV’ journalist Anurag Dwary on 16 November 2021.  Anurag Dwary clarified that the person who was seen interrupting Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan was Bhopal Collector Avinash Lavania, not the security personnel of PM Narendra Modi. ‘NDTV’ and a few other news websites have published articles reporting this information. They can be seen here and here. This incident reportedly took place during Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Bhopal to inaugurate the Rani Kamalapati railway station.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan through a tweet clarified that the person who interrupted his walk with Narendra Modi was Bhopal Collector Avinash Lavania, not the security guard of PM Narendra Modi. Shivraj stated that Avinash Lavania had stopped him to discuss an important issue related to the inauguration ceremony of the Rani Kamalapati railway station in Bhopal. After the discussion with Avinash Lavania, Shivraj Singh Chouhan was again seen walking along with Narendra Modi.

The Bhopal Collector Office official Twitter handle had also issued a clarification regarding this video going viral with false claims.

To sum it up, this person interrupting Shivraj Singh Chouhan from walking beside Narendra Modi is the Bhopal Collector Avinash Lavania, not PM Modi’s security personnel.

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