A video circulating on Social Media claims of Rajdeep Sardesai Dance to celebrate AAP victory in the polls.

Multiple Fake news claims-: A video circulating on Social Media claims of Rajdeep Sardesai Dance to celebrate AAP victory in the polls. 

#AAPKiDilli | The 'Badshah' of exit polls, @PradeepGuptaAMI, shakes a leg with @sardesairajdeep.
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This one video clip of journalistic debauchery will whitewash the sacrifice and efforts of thousands of honest, hard-working journalists for a very very long time.

Studio dance is organized by Secular / Neutral Journalist and they have audacity to speak on Journalism. There 30 years Mindset get exposed.

Facts Check Verdict: True

News Verification: A video shared by many on social media shows India Today's Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai and Chairman and Managing Director of Axis My India Pradeep Gupta were seen dancing to the poll results. The background music was the famous Shah Rukh Khan song Baadshah O Baadshah, the movie Baadshah.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) bagged 62 out of 70 members assembly seats in Delhi Assembly.

Unlike the previous elections results when the BJP is in gain, mostly we have seen Rajdeep questioning the voters and however it looked like Rajdeep was celebrating the poll results prediction they were done before the elections. Rajdeep replied to the confusion on Social Media.

“Don’t be a bloody idiot. We celebrated in the studio when we got Lok Sabha right too: @PradeepGuptaAMI even broke down in studio. We are celebrating our exit poll being bang on. Had we got it wrong, you folks would have crucified us. Now chill.. https://twitter.com/ya_2317/status/1227180103152492544 …

Before the actual results on Jan 11, 2020, India Today-Axis My India exit poll had predicted 59-68 seats for Aam Aadmi Party and 2-11 seats for the BJP, 0 seats for Congress. The results were almost true to the prediction of the India Today group.

Rajdeep replied to Amish Devgan further banging him by his tweets saying “Yes sir, my rock star pollster gets it to bang on and we do a celebratory dance! Next time he will sing too. You, on the other hand, are an utter disgrace to what passes off as journalism and sing and dance to your Master’s voice. And spread hate. Good luck”


Rajdeep Sardesai replied back to Vivek Agnihotri as well he said “You people are beyond all shame. Those who work in ‘Kothas’ have more self respect.. lage raho!”

So it is not true that Rajdeep Sardesai was dancing after the Delhi Result to celebrate AAP victory, but he did dance. The timing was the same and the occasion was the same, maybe Rajdeep claimed something else. Many people have their own way of understating, especially for those who were not happy with the results, they will see it as a happy journalist, who got what he expected.

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