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Fact Check: No, the woman seen in the clip criticizing BJP is not former PM Vajpayee's niece

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The woman seen in the clip is not former PM Vajpayee’s niece Karuna Shukla, but social activist Atiya Alvi.


Recently, a video surfaced on social media platforms showing a woman criticizing the BJP government. The video is being widely shared with a claim that the woman seen in the video is the niece of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Congress leader and actor Nagma Morarji shared the video with a caption in Hindi that can be roughly translated to, "Atal Ji's niece is saying that BJP and RSS have been conspiring to fulfill their agenda of dividing the nation. They along with Godi Media are destroying the unity and oneness of this country. Youth are unemployed, farmers are shattered and women are unsafe."

When we checked on the internet, we found that several users on Facebook have shared the video with the same claim. This video was shared in February this year with the same claim and has been reshared over 23000 times. 

This video resurfaced again in September.

The truth behind this claim 

In our investigation, we found this claim to be false.

In the viral video one can see the watermark of 'HNP News'. With the help of relevant keyword searches on the internet, we found this video uploaded on the YouTube channel named HNP News on January 3. According to the video, the woman is Atiya Alvi, a social activist who was speaking about CAA from Jantar Mantar in January this year. 

The original video is 14-minutes-long which has been trimmed and being shared with a false claim. 

When checked on the internet, we found that Vajpayee’s niece Karuna Shukla is 70-years-old, much older than the woman in the viral video. She left BJP and joined Congress in 2014. This was reported in mainstream news websites.

In conclusion, the woman seen in the clip is not former PM Vajpayee’s niece Karuna Shukla, but social activist Atiya Alvi.

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