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Fact Check: Old Emotional Video of TMC’s Kalyan Banerjee Passed Off As Recent 

Claim

An emotional video of Kalyan Banerjee, the TMC candidate from the Sreerampore Loksabha constituency, West Bengal, has gained traction across social media platforms. Posting that video on X handle, a user wrote, “Seeing the fight of #CPIM candidate  @DharDipsita in Sreerampore, the condition of #BJP candidate Kabir Shankar Bose’s former father-in-law, three-time MP & this year’s #TMC candidate Kalyan Banerjee!” (sic). (Archive Link)

Fact

A reverse image search of a keyframe of the viral clip led us to the longer version of the same video, published on the official YouTube channel of News18 Bangla, dated October 14, 2021. Per the news, on the auspicious day of Navami, TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee moved into tears in front of the Maa Durga idol.

Other Bengali media outlets like ETV Bharat West Bengal, TV9 Bangla, Zee 24 Ghanta also published the same video at that time.

Conclusion

Thus it is clear that the video is old and has no link with the Lok Sabha Election 2024   

Result: Missing Context

Source
Video by News18 Bangla, dated October 14, 2021
Video byETV Bharat West Bengal, dated October 14, 2021
Video byTV9 Bangla, dated October 14, 2021
Video byZee 24 Ghanta, dated October 14, 2021

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