A video of a poll agent casting his vote instead of voters is being shared with a claim that the video was shot during recent assembly elections in Bihar.
“BJP voting officer… pressing button before the uneducated muslim women vote in Bihar, ” the post claimed.
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false and misleading.
We extracted the keyframes of the video and put them through Reverse Image Search. The search led us to the same video, uploaded on Punjab Kesari, on YouTube on May 13, 2019.
“Poll Agent Illegaly Caste Vote In Haryana’s Faridabad” the title of the video read.
“A polling agent in Faridabad near Delhi was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly tried to influence voters in the sixth round of national election. Action was taken against the official after a video on Twitter was brought to the notice of the Haryana election body.#2019LokSabhaElection,” the video description read.
We also found the same video in a video report by NDTV.
The report stated that the polling agent was arrested for trying to influence three women voters while they were casting their vote.
In another news report, NDTV also interviewed the women visible in the video and the accused polling agent. The polling agent said that he was explaining to how to vote and not influencing their votes, while on the other hand, one of the the women said that he was asking them to vote for BJP.
Other media reports on the same issue can be seen here and here.
From the above information, it is clear that the video is from 2019 General Elections and not from recent Bihar Assembly elections.
Hence, the claim being made in the post is false.
If you want to fact-check any story, WhatsApp it now on +91 88268 00707
Click here for Latest News updates and viral videos on our AI-powered smart news