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Old Video Clip Of Mamata Banerjee’s Nephew Being Slapped On Stage Revived

Old Video Clip Of Mamata Banerjee’s Nephew Being Slapped On Stage Revived

The incident is from 2015 when an engineering student had slapped Abhishek Banerjee while he was speaking at a rally in east Midnapore district

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Claim

An old video showing MP and Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee being slapped on-stage has gone viral with the claim: Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee slapped in a rally in broad daylight. (Hindi: ममता बैनर्जी के भतीजे अभिषेक बैनर्जी को रैली में सरेआम पड़ा रहपट।)

Fact

BOOM found that the video was from 2015. The attacker, an engineering student back then, had been identified as Debashish Acharya. According to a report in The Telegraph, the youth had said, 'I am Khudiram's spirit. I shall be born again. Goodbye, Indians' while being shifted to the hospital after being thrashed by the TMC workers present at the rally. You can read more on the incident here and here.

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Claim

An old video showing MP and Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee being slapped on-stage has gone viral with the claim: Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee slapped in a rally in broad daylight. (Hindi: ममता बैनर्जी के भतीजे अभिषेक बैनर्जी को रैली में सरेआम पड़ा रहपट।)

Fact

BOOM found that the video was from 2015. The attacker, an engineering student back then, had been identified as Debashish Acharya. According to a report in The Telegraph, the youth had said, 'I am Khudiram's spirit. I shall be born again. Goodbye, Indians' while being shifted to the hospital after being thrashed by the TMC workers present at the rally. You can read more on the incident here and here.

  To read more click here

Claim Review : Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee slapped during a rally

Fact Check : FALSE

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Sumit is a fact checker and the News Editor of Boom's Hindi wing. In the six years of his journalistic career, he has worked with the New Indian Express, Times of India and Deccan Chronicle. The dynamic nature of digital media finally made him take the leap from print to online, and don the hat of a digital detective.

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