A video of BJP Delhi leader Kapil Mishra attending an event where he gets into an argument with one of the speakers has been shared on social media. The speaker manhandles Mishra in a fit of rage. It has been claimed that Mishra was beaten by BJP workers. Congress member Zakiya Khan drew close to 5,800 likes for the video and over 64,000 views.

It was also shared by Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan.

The video received 14,000 shares from the Facebook account of Ajay Singh who seems to be an AAP supporter. From a fan page of Alka Lamba, it drew 65,000 views.


लो जी मजा आ गया बीजेपी वालो ने आज खुद ही कपिल मिश्रा को लात मार के उनको उनकी औकात बता दी मजा आ गया

Posted by Ajay Singh on Saturday, 3 August 2019

The video is widespread on Facebook.

Old video, false claim

Among the Facebook search results of the viral video were posts from 2018, proving that the incident is not recent. The video below was posted on November 29, 2018.


कल भाजपा नेता कपिल मिश्रा के साथ धक्का मुक्की हुई। हालाँकि मीडिया कह रहा है कि मिश्रा जी गिराकर पेले गए, लेकिन ये ग़लत बात है। मैं इस घटना की कड़ी निंदा करता हूँ। अगर किसी ने दुबारा मिश्रा जी को धकियाया तो मैं फिर से कड़ी निंदा करूँगा।

Posted by मोहम्मद ख़ालिद हुसैन on Thursday, 29 November 2018

We found an Amar Ujala report from the same date according to which the scuffle broke out when East Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Bipin Bihari Singh was supposed to inaugurate a community centre constructed in the Shri Ram Colony area of ​​Karawal Nagar on November 28, 2018. A scuffle broke out between Mishra and Haji Ballu, father-in-law of a local councillor.

Kapil Mishra had shared a post about the incident on November 28, 2018. The post carried an article by Dainik Jagran. According to Mishra, AAP filed a complaint against him alleging that he occupied the stage during the inauguration. This was denied by Mishra. He also said that he and the people accompanying him were not involved in the scuffle.

नई दिल्ली, जेएनएन। दिल्ली में सत्तासीन आम आदमी पार्टी (AAP) और दिल्ली के पूर्व मंत्री कपिल मिश्रा के बीच राजनीतिक अदावत…

Posted by Kapil Mishra on Wednesday, 28 November 2018

A video of the incident taken from a different angle was uploaded by Dilli Tak.

Prashant Bhushan later tweeted that the video he shared is old.

A video from three years ago was therefore shared with the false claim that Kapil Mishra was beaten by BJP workers. The scuffle was between Mishra and AAP workers in November 2018. It must be noted that Mishra was suspended from AAP in 2017. He joined the BJP in August 2019.

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