Fact Check: Has Manoj Tiwari accepted defeat? What is the truth behind this viral video?

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: Six phases of voting have been completed in the Lok Sabha elections 2024. Voting for the seventh and last phase is on June 1. After this, the results will come on June 4. However, before the results, the video is being made viral on social media. This viral video is of BJP MP and Lok Sabha candidate from North East Delhi Manoj Tiwari. It is being claimed that the BJP candidate is seen accepting his defeat in the election in advance. The video which is going viral is a small part of an interview. In this, Manoj Tiwari tells journalist Anil Sharda that, I have realized my defeat. Sadly, I have been winning for a long time and now this defeat has come. Investigation revealed that Manoj Tiwari was referring to the incident related to the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. During this, he had commented about the defeat, which is being made viral on social media.

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Users on social media are sharing this viral video of Manoj Tiwari with the claim – 'He has already accepted his defeat, in such a situation how will BJP's mission of winning beyond 400 be accomplished.' The video is going viral with this caption. Know the complete truth of this viral video

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It was revealed in the investigation

Fact Crescendo investigated the viral video. During the investigation, we found a watermark of 'Gist' on the top right of this video. With the help of this, we searched the keyword and found the original video. We found the watermark of 'Gist' YouTube This interview has been uploaded in full on the channel, which is dated 31 March 2024. In this, journalist Anil Sharda asks him about the story of contesting elections against Yogi Adityanath from Gorakhpur seat. Describing it as an interesting chapter of his life, Manoj Tiwari says, Amar Singh ji had contacted me for this. Before the 2009 elections, a meeting was held at Amitabh Bachchan's house for this, in which Anil Ambani was also present. I did not want to contest the elections but could not firmly say no. In this conversation, Manoj Tiwari also tells that he did not want to contest the elections, because he was a supporter of Yogi Adityanath and he was also an ABVP worker during his student life. Further, from 34 minutes 04 seconds to 34 minutes 15 seconds, the viral video part comes in the timeline. In which Manoj Tiwari says, 'As soon as the elections were over. We had realized our defeat. Now after watching the full video, it is clear that the video has been cut from here and the incomplete part has been spread.


after that we daily newspaper A report was found in which news of Manoj Tiwari contesting the election from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat on Samajwadi Party ticket was published. It was told that in the year 2009, Manoj Tiwari contested the 15th Lok Sabha election from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency on Samajwadi Party ticket. During this time, he lost the election to BJP candidate Yogi Adityanath and stood third. After this, Manoj was active in Baba Ramdev's anti-corruption movement and Anna movement held at Ramlila Maidan in 2011. Then he joined BJP and reached Parliament by winning the election from North East Delhi Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 general elections.


Finally, we analysed the viral video and the original video we found. We saw that in the entire video, Manoj Tiwari was narrating the story of contesting the election against Yogi Adityanath from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat in 2009. In which he said that he had sensed defeat. That is, his old video is being cut into half and linked to the current election.


Fact Crescendo's investigation reveals that the viral video claiming Manoj Tiwari to have accepted defeat in the Lok Sabha elections is fake. It has nothing to do with the current Lok Sabha elections. The video is from 2009, when he was talking in an interview about accepting defeat after contesting against Yogi Adityanath.

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

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