Self-proclaimed journalist Abhisar Sharma, who often comes up with bizarre conspiracy theories and indulges in false propaganda to discredit Narendra Modi government seems to be involved in a controversy as he has been caught handing out ‘something’ to one of the villagers in a live show. After the video surfaced, social media users thought it was a ‘bribe’ given to villager to speak against the BJP government.
A video has gone viral on social media in which Abhisar Sharma is seen handing out something which has lead to serious speculation among the social media users that Abhisar Sharma was indulging in an ‘orchestrated’ interview to target Narendra Modi and indulging in false propaganda to influence voters through his Anti-Modi videos.
A Twitter user ‘Chowkidar Shivam’, known by @shtoons has posted a video questioning whether Abhisar Sharma was influencing those villagers to speak in his favour by distributing money to the villagers.
Ladies and Gentlemen presenting Abhisar Sharma.
Check this out,
Influencing villager to speak in his favor 05:00s
Distributing money at 01:27s in this video.
— Chowkidar શિવમ 👮 (@shtoons) March 27, 2019
— Chowkidar BALA (@erbmjha) March 27, 2019
mediaAbhisar Sharma giving money to innocent villagers just to take bites against Modi and Yogi. And then he cries when editor fires him for his such krantikari but fake journalism. pic.twitter.com/nAAhSnNWJA
— Chowkidar SMOKING SKILLS (@SmokingSkills_) March 27, 2019
In the meantime, we at OpIndia checked the authenticity of the video and found that the video posted by various social media was found to be true as Abhisar Sharma had himself published these videos. However, we are not sure whether Abhisar Sharma bribed the villagers to influence the villagers to express negatively against PM Modi as questioned by the social media users or whether he just passed a piece of paper to one of those elderly villagers.
However, Abhisar Sharma has refuted all these allegations and threatened social media users of lodging a police complaint. He has claimed that he merely gave back a news article that the gentleman had given him and he can prove it. The proof, however, is yet to come.
Dont delete this tweet Ch
SHASHANK…I am right away filing a police complaint against you for posting defamatory stuff.i was handing back the news article the old man gave me. I can prove it. Can you prove it in court. Have a good day 😊. Just wait https://t.co/LXZxMS4Le4
— Abhisar Sharma (@abhisar_sharma) March 27, 2019
As a part of his election tourism, Abhisar Sharma had visited few areas of Western Uttar Pradesh to known the views of the voters ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. However, most of his conversations with the voters belonging to areas of Meerut, Muzaffarnagar indicated that he was mostly asking some leading questions to make sure that the responses could be then depicted as a wave against both the central government led by Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Abhisar Sharma, who claims to be a journalist has been known for his hatred towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sharma has been caught several times on social media for indulging in false propaganda and false news. In one of his videos during the tragic Amritsar Train accident, Abhisar Sharma had resorted to spreading fake news after he had said that the train’s top headlight was not functioning which had resulted in the tragic accident which had claimed 60 lives.
However, days later it was found that the train which had run over people at Amritsar did not have any top headlight at all contrary to Abhisar Sharma’s claims of non-functioning headlights. Additionally, Abhisar Sharma is associated with another left-wing propaganda website, The Wire, which often does anti-India campaigns and publishes fake news to demean Hindus.