On April 10, ANI has tweeted a video that shows locals in Hooghly attacking BJP MP Locket Chatterjee’s car during the fourth phase of polling in West Bengal. One of the windows of the car shatters in the commotion.
— ANI (@ANI) April 10, 2021
All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) claimed that the window was not broken by the crowd but was shattered from inside.
.@BJP4India বাংলার নির্বাচনের আসন্ন ফলাফলে ভরাডুবির হাত থেকে নিজেদের মুখ বাঁচানোর জন্য মরিয়া!
খুব স্পষ্টতই তৃণমূল কংগ্রেসের ওপর অরাজকতার দায় চাপানোর জন্য @me_locket নিজেদের গাড়িতে আঘাত করছেন, গাড়ির ভেতর থেকে কাঁচ ভেঙেছেন ।
উনি ভালো অভিনেত্রী আমরা শুনেছিলাম, আজ আবার দেখলাম। https://t.co/H1MK0tpcM9
— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) April 10, 2021
Several others shared the video, including Ravi Nair whose post gained over 1.96 lakh views.
Who broke the window of BJP leader Locket Chatterjee’s car from inside? pic.twitter.com/m0mbPeOT9E
— Ravi Nair (@t_d_h_nair) April 10, 2021
Shashant Shekhar‘s tweet gained over 10,000 views.
If you watch the first few seconds carefully, you can see through the lies spread by Mrs. @me_locket after realising her imminent defeat!
The car window was broken from the INSIDE of the car!
— Shashant Shekhar (@shashantshekhar) April 10, 2021
A stone shattered the window
Journalist Payal Mehta had first tweeted the viral video shared by Locket Chatterjee to show how the politician’s car was prevented to move by an unruly corwd. This video was picked up by many and shared with the claim that someone broke Chatterjee’s car window from inside.
— Payal Mehta/પાયલ મેહતા/ पायल मेहता/ পাযেল মেহতা (@payalmehta100) April 10, 2021
Mehta’s video is clearer and shows a stone shattering the window when played in slow motion.
An earlier fact-checked by Boomlive had also found that a stone had broken the window.
TMC and several social media users falsely claimed that BJP MP Locket Chatterjee’s car window was broken from inside. But the fact is that a stone hurled from outside shattered the glass.