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Fact Check: Fake claim about Mulayam Singh Yadav and Smriti Irani viral on social media

In the investigation of Vishvas News, the statement going viral in the name of Mulayam Singh Yadav turned out to be fake. During the investigation, Vishvas News found that no such statement has been made by Mulayam Singh Yadav.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: February 3, 2022

New Delhi (Vishvas Team). A post is going viral on social media about Union Minister Smriti Irani and Mulayam Singh Yadav. Smriti Irani went to Mulayam Singh Yadav and took his blessings during the budget session. Linking to the same, the viral post is claiming that Mulayam Singh Yadav has told Smriti Irani that it is his heartfelt wish that Yogi Adityanath should become the CM of UP again. Vishvas News checked the viral post and found the claim to be false. This statement has not been given by Mulayam Singh Yadav.

What’s in the viral post?

Sharing the viral post on 31 January 2022, Facebook user JP Singh has written “big news Mulayam Singh Yadav ji has told Union Minister Smriti Irani ji, my heartfelt wish is that Yogi ji becomes the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh again.”

Facebook user Vivek Pratap Singh Chotu has also shared this claim on his Facebook with a similar post. Several other users on social media are sharing similar claims with this post.

Post’s archived version can be seen here.

Investigation

To know the veracity of the viral claim, we searched on Google through some keywords, but we did not find any credible media report related to the viral claim. If Mulayam Singh Yadav had made such a statement, then he would surely have been in the headlines and there must have been some media reports related to it. During the budget session, Smriti Irani had definitely taken blessings of Mulayam Singh Yadav by touching his feet, but there is no mention in any media report that he has said this to Smriti Irani regarding CM Yogi.

Taking the investigation further, we also checked the social media accounts of Smriti Irani. But we did not find any post related to the viral claim.

For more information, we contacted Dharmendra Kumar Pandey, Digital Incharge, Uttar Pradesh, of Dainik Jagran. He told us that the viral claim is false. Both had met in Parliament during the budget session. The entire media was present there. Smriti Irani had touched Mulayam Singh Yadav’s feet, but there was no such discussion there. If this was the case, then either of them would have definitely mentioned this in front of the media.

We contacted Samajwadi Party national spokesperson Manoj Kaka for a thorough confirmation. He told us that the viral claim is false. Mulayam Singh Yadav is a very senior leader. Everyone comes to him and takes blessings and he blesses everyone according to the ethos. BJP’s IT cell is running such false news to malign the image of Samajwadi Party.

At the end of the investigation, we scanned the account of JP Singh, the Facebook user who shared the claim. We came to know that more than fifty-six thousand people follow the user on Facebook. This page of a user named JP Singh is active on Facebook since 12 August 2021.

Conclusion: In the investigation of Vishvas News, the statement going viral in the name of Mulayam Singh Yadav turned out to be fake. During the investigation, Vishvas News found that no such statement has been made by Mulayam Singh Yadav.

  • Claim Review : बड़ी खबर मुलायम सिंह यादव जी ने केंद्र मंत्री स्मृति ईरानी जी से कहा है मेरी दिली इच्छा है कि योगी जी दोबारा उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री बने
  • Claimed By : जेपी सिंह
  • Fact Check : False
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