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Fact Check: Video of Saayoni Ghosh Running during her election campaign falsely shared as harassed by TMC workers

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A video of TMC candidate Saayoni Ghosh running during her election campaign in Asansol was shared with the false claim that she was harassed by her own party members.

Ahead of the West Bengal elections, which are to be held between 27 March to 29 April 2021 in 8 phases, a video of a TMC candidate from Asansol Dakshin, Saayoni Ghosh, is getting viral on social media in which she can be seen running. It has been claimed that she was running after being harassed by her own party members

A Twitter user name Chayan Chatterjee shared the video with a claim that "Trinamool candidate from Asansol Saayoni Ghosh forced to run after being harassed by her own party members"

Twitter account Facts also shared Saayoni Ghosh’s video with a claim that "She is Sayani Ghosh, a TMC MLA Candidate who had pictures of a condom on Shivling. She is running after getting harassed by her own part workers."


Fact Check

In our investigation, we found that the viral claim is false. The video of Saayoni Ghosh running during her election campaigning in Asansol falsely shared as she was harassed by her own party members.

We found that Saayoni Ghosh had herself uploaded the same video on her Facebook account on March 22. She can be seen running from 2:38 onward in the video. According to the description, the video was of Saayoni's election campaign in Asansol Dakshin.

We also found another video of  Saayoni Ghosh's election campaigns where she was seen running. The video share with the caption “My feet my will". 

Youtube channel of Media outlet Anandabazar Patrika also carried the visuals of Saayoni Ghosh running during election campaigning in Asansol.

In Conclusion, a video of TMC candidate Saayoni Ghosh running during her election campaign in Asansol was shared with the false claim that she was harassed by her own party members.

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