Acharya Pramod Krishnam’s claim that Brahmans burnt BJP flags is false. The image is from the 2018 assembly elections when supporters of Hansraj Patel burnt the effigies and flag of BJP.
Both posts were shared over 5,000 times cumulatively.
Following this, a number of users started sharing the image with the same claim.
In our investigation, we found this claim to be false. The viral image is from 2018.
While replying to Acharya Pramod's tweets, many users shared a picture of the Bhaskar News Network report which carried the viral photo. The date of publishing of the report, 20 November 2018, is highlighted.
Further investigation led us to a report by report by Vishvas News. The report also mentioned that Dainik Bhaskar had published the image in their article around the 2018 assembly elections in Rajasthan. However, now the article has been taken down by Dainik Bhaskar. According to the report, the image also went viral last year with a similar claim
Reportedly, during the 2018 assembly election, supporters of Hansraj Patel burnt the effigies of UP BJP's organization general secretary and Kotputli resident Sunil Bansal and Union minister and MP Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Patel filed his nomination as a rebel candidate.
Taking a clue from this, we performed keyword searches which led us to a video of the incident uploaded on a YouTube channel on November 20, 2018.
In conclusion, Acharya Pramod Krishnam’s claim that Brahmans burnt BJP flags is false. The image is from the 2018 assembly elections when supporters of Hansraj Patel burnt the effigies and flag of BJP.
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