Fact Check: Has BJP MP candidate Kangana Ranaut accepted her defeat in 2024 Lok Sabha elections?

The claim is misleading. In the original video, the BJP MP candidate was quoting Congress leader Pratibha Singh’s remarks about her.
(Source: Social media screenshot)
(Source: Social media screenshot)

video is being widely shared on social media in which Bollywood star-turned-politician Kangana Ranaut is addressing a rally. In the clip, she could be heard saying, “The crowd that has come to see Kangana will not vote for her. They have only come to see this beautiful fairy from Mumbai.”

The video has an overlayed text that suggests that Kangana Ranaut has accepted her defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. Kangana Ranaut is contesting from the BJP from the Mandi Lok Sabha seat of Himachal Pradesh.

A similar post can be seen here and here.

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SouthCheck found that the claim is misleading. In the original video, Kangana was quoting Congress leader Pratibha Singh.

On searching with appropriate keywords, we found an extended version of the video published by ETV Bharat on May 2, 2024. The report stated Kangana Ranaut was addressing a public meeting at Tattapani of Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh.

In the video, Kangana took a jibe at Congress candidate Vikramaditya Singh and his mother Pratibha Singh, saying, “The son does not know how to respect women. At the same time, his mother Pratibha Singh said that the people who are coming to see Kangana will not vote for her. She said that they have only come to see ‘this beautiful fairy from Mumbai’. She forgot that I am not an object but the daughter of Himachal. This kind of language doesn’t suit them.”

Tribune India and Dainik Tribune also reported about the incident quoting Kangana talking about the two Congress leaders.

Hence, we conclude that the claim about Kangana accepting defeat in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections is misleading.

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