Fact Check: Are these women standing in line for Rs 8,500 under Congress's Mahalaxmi Yojana? Know the truth

Ananya Shroff
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Fact Check: Are these women standing in line for Rs 8,500 under Congress's Mahalaxmi Yojana? Know the truth


New Delhi: The Lok Sabha elections are over and the NDA government has been formed at the center. However, the election atmosphere is not over yet. A video is going viral on social media. In which women are seen sitting in a queue. This video is being shared on social media with the claim that these women are sitting in line to get Rs 8,500 under the scheme announced by Rahul Gandhi. X ,Archive) shared the video and wrote- Rahul Gandhi… Give these beggars 8500 rupees… Why are you beating them in the sun… Fulfill the promise you made. However, this claim is false and this video is old.

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What was found in the investigation of the video?

When the Newschecker team investigated this video, they saw that the women were sitting in a circle at a certain distance. Now such a rule was in force during the time of Corona, so their team suspected that this video cannot be recent. When they investigated the truth of this video, they found this video uploaded on B News YouTube channel on 17 April 2020. After which it became clear that this video is not recent. While posting this video, the caption was given – Line of Muslim women in Gandhi Colony of Muzaffarnagar. Bank of Baroda is visible at the beginning of the video. Along with this, Muzaffarnagar is written at many places in the video.

This video is 4 years old

After this, the Newschecker team searched the related words on Google, after which they found a video on News 18. Report In which it was told that this is a case of a crowd gathered outside the Bank of Baroda in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, where people had come to withdraw money from their Jan Dhan accounts. It is said that this crowd gathered in front of the bank after a rumour spread among the people. The rumour spread that if people do not withdraw the Rs 500 deposited in their Jan Dhan accounts, the government will take it back.

conclusion: Newschecker investigated and found that this video is four years old. This time Congress has not won the elections, so it is being shared for propaganda.

(This story was originally published by NewscheckerAnd republished by NBT as part of Shakti Collective.)

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