A Video of people damaging solar panels is viral claiming –
“Do you have any idea what they are doing? Ashok Saxena,Indian Parliament Member(BJP)said if people use solar energy, the Sun God will get angry . Now BJP Sanghis started destroying solar panels!!!”
The following post was in Official Facebook group of Aam Aadmi Party with 2 Lakh above members. It had more than 15000 shares before deletion.
The following had approx 22000 shares
The following is a Pakistani handle is trying to mock us based on Fake News
So happy to know there are idiots across the border too😳😳
Do you have any idea what they are doing? Ashok Saxena,Indian Parliament Member(BJP)said if people use solar energy, the Sun God will get angry . Now BJP Sanghis started destroying solar panels!!!😩😩😩 pic.twitter.com/6KHyinQJmF
— حکیم بُڈَّھن (@2wittermafia) March 28, 2018
Strangely the same video was viral in February 2018 but that time it was just the opposite. BJP supporters claimed this to be Gujarat and this vandalism organized by ANti Modi / Jignesh Shah, Hardik Patel etc.
— #GauravPradhan 🇮🇳 (@DrGPradhan) February 19, 2018
First of all, there is no Ashok Saxena to be found as BJP MP, so quote can’t be affiliated to him.
Secondly this vandalism took place in February 2018 reported to be in Chalisgaon, Maharastra. The reason for this was the Daily wage workers were not paid their wages.
A Indian Portal dedicated to Nature and energy reported
Watch: #SolarPanels at 100 Mw solar plant in #Maharashtra #vandalized due to non payment of wages- for more information visit – http://www.climatesamurai.com/ #Solar, #SolarPower, #SolarNews, #SolarEnergy, #SolarMarket, #SolarIndustry, #ClimateSamurai, #RenewableEnergy, #GreenEnergy
Posted by Climate Samurai on Friday, February 16, 2018
The same was tweeted by NDTV News Anchor Gargi Rawat
This really hurts😕 Wish this had been handled better by authorities, optics so bad-
Solar panels at 100 Mw solar plant in Maharashtra vandalized due to non payment of wages https://t.co/KhBqsshyoX
— Gargi Rawat (@GargiRawat) February 20, 2018
It was also reported by Go News 24X7 whose director is one of the most popular senior journalist Pankaj Pauchari
“Employees of a solar plant in Maharashtra’s Chalisgaon, vandalise the solar panels as a protest against non payment of their wages. “
— ThePrint (@ThePrintIndia) March 30, 2018