Fact Check: "Go Back Modi" graffiti not from Bihar
Patna : With Bihar Elections round the corner a street graffiti saying "Modi Go Back" image has gone viral on the internet. While the claims are that it is from Bihar, the fact check reveals the real truth.
The image is from January 2020, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited West Bengal and anti-CAA protests broke out in Kolkata’s Esplanade area.
Several people shared the image on Twitter with one claiming that 'Bihar is on fire mode' and other saying 'Game Over'.
News Heads team tried to find out the reality of the image and did a reverse search. And we found that the image which is getting viral is not from Bihar, instead it is from Kolkata from the time anti-CAA protests were being held.
The image was captioned, “This is one of the busiest roads in Kolkata. #Esplanade. Lakhs and lakhs of people commute, jam-packed traffic r seen. Just look at this place tonight. Roads turned into graffitis, no traffic, all roads blocked, students protesting overnight. (sic)”
If we look more closely, in the background, the text on the building reads “Metro Channel Control Post Hare Street Police Station.”
We tried to locate it and found on Google Maps that the location is indeed in Kolkata. Images on Google Maps were also similar to the building in the viral image.
There are also media reports from Scroll.in and Times of India of the same graffiti from a different angle.