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Fact Check: BJP’s Navneet Rana In Tears After Poll Results? No, 2022 Video Passed Off As Recent 

Authors

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


Navneet Rana crying after her debacle at the Lok Sabha polls (Archive Link)

Another such claim can be seen here.

Fact

A reverse image search of a keyframe from the viral clip led us to the same video posted on the official YouTube channel of India Today on May 5, 2022. 

According to the report, the former Amravati MP broke down after seeing her husband MLA Ravi Rana at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. The political duo were arrested for threatening to recite the Hanuman Chalisa outside ‘Matoshree,’ which is the official residence of former chief minister Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray and were seen having an emotional reunion after spending 12 days in jail.

Other news outlets like CNN-News18, ABP Live and Zee 24 Taas also published the same video and with similar information.

Thus it is clear that the emotional video of the BJP’s Navneet Rana is not recent but from 2022.

Result: Missing Context

Source
Video by India Today, dated May 5, 2022
Video by CNN-News18,dated May 5, 2022
Video by ABP Live, dated May 5, 2022
Video by Zee 24 Taas, dated May 5, 2022

Authors

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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