A minute-long video clip is widely circulating on social media. In this video, AAP leader Bhagwant Mann can be seen getting into argument with a few people who are standing in front of his convoy. This continues for over 45 seconds until the convoy moves past the people, and we see Bhagwant Mann dancing on top of his car.
The video clip has been shared on Twitter by Tarun Chugh, the National General Secretary of the BJP. He shared it with the caption, “The inappropriate behaviour of Punjab CM is his original personality! This what happens when underserving party chooses undeserving person to be a CM.”
The inappropriate behaviour of Punjab CM is his original personality! This what happens when underserving party chooses undeserving person to be a CM. pic.twitter.com/DptkyFY0ZG
— Tarun Chugh (@tarunchughbjp) June 21, 2022
This clip has been shared by various BJP workers and supporters. Each of these tweets insinuated that the video is recent by referring to Mann as “Punjab CM”.
The hooliganism displayed by Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann is only a revelation of his true personality.
Punjabis are known for their rich culture, grace & social skills. Punjab definitely doesn’t deserve this embarrassment!! pic.twitter.com/sX22lSpSgv
— Priti Gandhi – प्रीति गांधी (@MrsGandhi) June 21, 2022
when people opposed CM bhagwant mann. Watch what he did at 0:45 #SangrurBypoll pic.twitter.com/6CUub2kJiQ
— Bikram Singh (@BikramPost) June 21, 2022
Journalist Man Aman Singh Chhina also quote tweeted Tarun Chugh’s tweet saying, “What in God’s name is Bhagwant Mann doing!!”
Multiple users commented or quoted Tarun Chugh’s tweet to point out that the video clip is old. We have attached some of these replies in the gallery below.
Journalist Bhagwant Singh Rupal also quote tweeted Traun’s tweet to point out that the video clip is old and shared a link to a Facebook post from 2019.
In the video clip, we can clearly see that some people are waving black flags at Mann which purportedly angered him. Below we have highlighted the flags seen in the video clip.
We contacted a local journalist who told us that the video is from the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Bhagwant Mann was greeted with black flags in multiple rallies and each time he faced such opposition, he allegedly increased the music and danced his way out.
The journalist also shared with us a video report where we can see Bhagwant Mann do the same when faced with black flags at a rally in May 2019, during the Lok Sabha Elections.
We also independently found another video of this incident shared on Facebook by singer Jassi Jasraj in May 2019.
ਸੌਭਾ ਨੀ ਦਿੰਦੀਆਂ ਇਹ ਗੱਲਾਂ ਭਗਵੰਤ ਮਾਨ ਨੂੰ। ਘਨੌਰ ਕਲਾਂ ਚ ਕੱਲ ਦੀ ਹਰਕਤ ਦੇਖਲੌ ਸਾਮੀ 7 ਵਜੇ ਲੋਕਾ ਨੂੰ ਗਾਲਾਂ ਕੱਡੀਆ ਤੇ ਜਾਦਾ ਹੋਇਆ ਆਪ ਦੇਖੋ ਕਿ ਇਸ਼ਾਰੇ ਕਰ ਗਿਆ……
Posted by Jassi Jasraj on Friday, 17 May 2019
Another local journalist also confirmed the same. He told us that the video is from 2019 and was recorded in Ghanaur Kalan village of Sangrur district of Punjab. The journalist also told us that Jassi Jasraj, who shared the video on Facebook, was also contesting from Sangrur. This can be independently verified through various news reports.
Alt News could not independently verify when and where this video was recorded, however, it is safe to conclude that the video is not of a recent incident.
To sum it up, the video is at least more than 3 years old when Bhagwant Mann was not the Chief Minister of Punjab.
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