Fact Check: Short Clip Showing People Eating Out of Cardboard Straps Is from an Event Organised By TRS, Not BJP


A short clip showing him eating food out of cardboard pieces at a gathering is doing the rounds on social media. Many users have shared this clip claiming it is from a program organized by the BJP, criticizing the party for its misbehavior towards the poor.

A Facebook user published viral video with a caption: Is it worth it to the poor? (English translation: What else can we expect from a BJP program that has no value for the poor?

You can watch the video here.

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NewsMobile verified the viral video, and found it to be misleading.

By doing a reverse image search of the video’s key frames to verify the authenticity of the viral claim, we identified one. the tweet Posted by a journalist, Charan Teja, on October 27, 2022.

The tweet contains the exact video which is now viral and reports that it was recorded before the Munugode questioning where the lower caste people were served meals with cardboard straps (Attalus) during the Golla-Kuruma caste meeting organized by the TRS. .

We found the same video tweeted by the BSP president, Dr RS Praveen KumarCriticizing TRS government for such treatment of low caste people in their event.

An article from the Eenadu official website Largest circulated newspaper in Telugu language, 27th October 2022 reported that the video is from the Golla-Kuruma Athmiya Sammelan, held by TRS in Mannegud, near Hyderabad, Telangana. Due to the large number of people, the organizers could not arrange dishes for everyone, so some people had to eat from cardboard belts.

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Therefore, we can definitely say that the viral video of low caste people eating from cardboard belts at an event organized by the BJP is misleading.

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