A video of a man wearing only briefs and dancing to a Bollywood song in a hotel room is being shared with the claim that he is Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of parliament Sudhanshu Trivedi.
The captions accompanying the video insinuate that the politician was filmed in a candid moment.
The Hindi text of the post when translated reads, “another new video. Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi is an Indian politics. A leader of BJP. MLA while creating development abroad…. “
(Original text – एक और नया वीडियो। Dr Sudhanshu Trivedi is an Indian politician. A leader of BJP (बलात्कारी जनता पार्टी) विधायक विदेश में विकास पैदा करते हुए….}
In the 1.39 seconds video, one can hear the Bollywood song ‘Aye Mere Humsafar‘ playing in the background. A woman and brief appearance of another person filming the entire dance, can be seen in the video, the identities of whom are not known.
Viral on Facebook
The same video is being shared on Facebook with different captions.
We compared images of the man in the viral video with images of BJP MP Sudhanshu Trivedi and found that the man in the video is not Trivedi.
As can be seen, both have distinct facial features and do not look the same.
BOOM reached out to Trivedi for a response, the article will be updated upon receiving a reply.
Trivedi was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh
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Anmol Alphonso is a fact-checker with BOOM. He has previously interned at IndiaSpend as a fact-checker and was a reporting intern at Times of India, Indian Express, and Mid-Day. He is a post-graduate diploma holder in journalism from St Paul’s Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai.
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