Ahead of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in early 2022, a claim is being widely shared on social media platforms about the date of the polling. As per the post, voting in UP will be held in multiple phases – February 4, February 8, February 11, February 15, February 19, February 23, and February 28.
Several Facebook users are sharing an image with Hindi text on it which translates to: ” Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, elections in seven phases… 4th February, 8th February, 11th February, 15th February, 19th February, 23rd February and 28th February.”
The same message is also doing rounds on Twitter.
NewsMobile fact-checked the viral claim and found it to be false.
Till the time of writing this article, Election Commission had not announced dates for UP assembly elections. We checked the official website of the UP Election Commission but did not find any announcement regarding the dates of the assembly election either.
On checking further, we found a report published on December 18, 2021, according to which, Election Commission had intensified preparations for UP elections slated for 2022, and the dates for assembly elections in UP and Uttarakhand will most probably be announced after January 5.
Therefore, dates for UP assembly elections being circulated on social media are fake.
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