Old video of BJP members shared as AAP’s Sanjay Singh thrashed AAP MLA with shoes

A video has gone viral with the claim that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh thrashed an AAP MLA with shoes in a party meeting.

Facebook user Lalit Mohan Sharma shared the viral video. It has gained over 48,000 views since March 2.

Twitter user @sdtiwari tweeted (archive link) the viral video and took a jibe at AAP by saying,  “Free entertainment for the freebie lovers.” It was retweeted over 100 times and garnered over 1,500 views before the user took it down. However, several others have shared the clip with the same caption, “झाड़ू की मीटिंग चल रही थी और संजय सिंह ने अपने विधायक को जूते से पीटा उसके बाद तो विधायक जी ने संजय सिंह का अच्छी तरह जूते से तेल पानी कर दिया.”

Alt News has received several requests to fact-check the viral video on WhatsApp (+91 76000 11160) and on our official Android application.

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Fact-check

Performing a keyword search on Google, Alt News found an Indian Express report from March 6, 2019.  According to the report, the incident took place between two BJP leaders during a meeting to review development projects in UP’s Sant Kabir Nagar district.

The report said, “BJP MP Sharad Tripathi and Rakesh Baghel, one of the MLAs from the district, were involved in a scuffle after Tripathi asked why his name was not included on the foundation stone for a local road and Baghel said it was his decision.”

Hindustan Times had uploaded a 55-second video which shows the scuffle.

The viral video is being shared with the false claim that an AAP leader beat up another member of his party with shoes. However, the video pertains to a 2019 incident involving BJP leaders.

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