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DK Shivakumar And Chandrababu Naidu’s Recent Delhi Meet? Old Video From Bengaluru Goes Viral As Recent

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim

Video from a recent meeting between Congress leader DK Shivakumar and TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu in Delhi. 

Multiple social media users shared the footage claiming, “DK Shivkumar attempting to lure Chandrababu Naidu at Delhi Airport (sic)”

Such posts can be seen here and here.

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Fact

A keyword search for “DK Shivakumar,” “Chandrababu Naidu” and “Airport” on Google led us to a report by the New Indian Express from December 2023. Carrying a screengrab from the viral footage, the report elaborated on a meeting between the two politicians on the tarmac of Bengaluru’s HAL Airport

Screengrab from TNIE website

“The duo met as Naidu landed at the airport to head to his home constituency, Kuppam, while Shivakumar was on the way to Nagpur to attend the Congress Formation Day celebrations. The video of the duo exchanging pleasantries shared by Shivakumar on social media has since gone viral,” added the report.

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The same footage was shared by news agency ANI on December 28, 2023.

Screengrab from X post by @ANI

The December 2023 meeting between the Congress leader and the TDP chief had sparked political speculations. Reacting to the same, TDP general secretary and CBN’s son Nara Lokesh had said that the meeting was coincidental and no political meaning should be seen in it. “What’s wrong with meeting DK Shiva Kumar?…He met Chandrababu, but it doesn’t imply an alliance with the INDIA bloc,” he was quoted as saying.

Screengrab from NDTV website

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Hence, an old “coincidental” meeting between DK Shivakumar and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu in Bengaluru has been falsely shared to show the Congress leader “attempting to lure” the NDA partner in Delhi.

Result: Missing Context

Sources
Report By The New Indian Express, Dated December 30, 2023
X Post By ANI, Dated December 28, 2023
Report By NDTV, Dated December 29, 2023


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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