New Delhi (Vishvas News): A video going viral on social media shows a group of people talking to Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. As per the claim with the video, BJP leaders are discussing regarding the Farmers Bill with the Defense Minister. Some users also claim that in the video BJP leaders are requesting Rajnath Singh to cancel the three farmer bills.
Vishvas News had investigated the video earlier and at the time, the same video was viral in the name of NRC. As per our investigation, in August 2018, some people in Lucknow met Rajnath Singh and submitted a memorandum against the SC / ST Act. This video is of 2018 and has no relation with the recent farmers movement.
Uploading the video on January 12, 2021, the Twitter user Kapil Danoda wrote: ‘BJP leaders begging to Defense Minister Rajnath Singh to cancel 3 farmer bills. They are telling him that these bills are in the interest of only 5% and against 70% farmers. ‘
The archived version of the tweet can be seen here.
Vishvas News used the InVID tool to extract screengrabs of the video and performed Google reverse image search of the screengrabs obtained.
A video uploaded on August 9, 2018, stated that a memorandum was submitted to Rajnath Singh against the SC / ST bill. The memorandum was submitted under the leadership of BJP leader Bhishma Dhar Dwivedi.
In the next phase of the investigation, we started searching for Bhishma Dhar Dwivedi found his profile on Facebook. The same video was uploaded on this account on September 26, 2018.
In a conversation with Vishvas News, Bhishma Dhar Dwivedi told us: “The video is from August 5, 2018. At that time we gave a memorandum against the SC / ST Act in Lucknow.”
Ravi Ranjan, a personal aide of Union Minister Rajnath Singh, said that the video is very old. In Lucknow, some people met Rajnath Singh regarding SC / ST law.
We scanned the profile of the Twitter user Kapil Danoda who shared the viral post and found that the user is based out of Haryana. His account was created in April 2020 and 111 people follow his account.
Conclusion: Vishvas News investigated and found that, in August 2018, some people in Lucknow met Rajnath Singh and submitted a memorandum against the SC / ST Act. This video is of 2018 and has no relation with recent farmers movement.
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