Fact Check: Old Image Of Yogi Adityanath Pledging to Support an Orphan Goes Viral

An image has gone viral on social media in which Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath can be seen with a little girl. It is being claimed that this image shows Adityanath pledging to support an orphaned child. 

The post is being shared on Facebook with a caption that reads, “Yesterday Yogi in Kashi visit saw a child crying. He went to the child & asked the reason. The child said my parents died. I was staying with Mama, yesterday he also died. Yogi Said “Beta from 2day I am ur Mama” He ordered DM to take care of his food & education from the CM fund till he gets the job.”

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The post has gone viral on Facebook


NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FALSE. 

A simple Reverse Image Search directed us to a news report published in 2019 which carried the same image. According to the article, the image was taken when Yogi Adityanath visited a tribe of forest dwellers, Vantangiyas, in Uttar Pradesh, during Diwali celebrations. 

We searched further and found another news report from 2019 showing Yogi Adityanath greeting Vantangiya children at Diwali celebrations. No further information about the child is given in any reports. 

Thus, it is evident that the viral image has been shared with a false narrative. This image is not recent but from 2019 when Yogi Adityanath celebrated Diwali with Vantangiya children in UP. 



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