Fact Check: The video showing Rahul and Akhilesh being sent back from the election rally in Prayagraj is fake

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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New Delhi: Amidst the hustle and bustle of Lok Sabha elections, the video of a crowd running in a huge field is viral on social media. In this, people are seen holding Samajwadi Party (SP) flags in their hands. Regarding the video, users are claiming that in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, angry workers sent back Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav. BOOM in its investigation found that the viral claim is misleading. The video is from Phulpur area of ​​Prayagraj, where after seeing their leaders, their supporters went out of control and started creating ruckus. Due to the crowd being uncontrollable and the mic being out of order, Rahul and Akhilesh left without giving their speech.

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A former user posted a video with the hashtag #LokbaSabhaelections2024 and wrote, 'Rahul chased Akhilesh away in Prayagraj, workers got out of control in anger due to late arrival, Akhilesh ji tried to convince him for 15 minutes but he did not listen.'
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in viral video india tv The logo was there. BOOM searched Google with keywords related to the video. A report dated May 19, 2024, was found on the website of news outlet IndiaTV, which also contained this video. It was told in the report that there was a public meeting of India Alliance in Pandila of Phulpur in Prayagraj, UP, in which as soon as Akhilesh Yadav arrived, the workers became uncontrollable and started trying to climb the stage by breaking the barricades. This caused a huge stampede in the public meeting, due to which many people were injured.

According to reports, cameras and stands of media persons were also broken due to the stampede. Due to chaos there was an atmosphere of chaos. Due to this, Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav left without giving any speech. on this incident BBC A story was published on 20 May 2024. It was reported that on May 19, India Alliance had two joint rallies in Prayagraj in Phulpur and Naini city. In the rally organized in Phulpur, Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav had to return without giving speeches because the crowd present in the rally broke the barricades and reached the stage. The report quoted SP leader Doodhnath Patel as saying, 'The crowd broke the barricade and reached the stage. The mic wire also broke in the chaos. There was chaos due to the microphone being switched off. It is further written in the report that the security personnel present tried to stop the crowd from reaching the stage but the crowd was more than expected and the number of security personnel was also less, which made it even more difficult to control the crowd. A video with live coverage of this public meeting has also been shared on the X handle of Samajwadi Party. Development can be seen in this also.

Rahul Gandhi has also shared the video of this public meeting with Akhilesh from his X account. Due to the mic being faulty, both of them discussed on stage and recorded it and shared it on social media.

News Channel Till today Also told about this rally in Phulpur that Congress and Samajwadi Party workers became so excited that a stampede broke out in the rally.

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

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