Fact Check: Does UP CM Yogi Adityanath Have Assets Worth Just Rs 72,000? Here’s The Truth

Amid the ongoing assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, a post has surfaced on social media platforms talking about assets of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. It is being claimed that his total assets amount to just Rs 72,000.

A Facebook user shared the image with a caption in Hindi that roughly translates to, “Gold earing 20 grams price 49000 (buy price). Rudraksha Mala weight 10 grams price 10000. Samsung mobile price 12000. Total assets 72000. This is the total property of Yogi Maharaj. That is why in Treta Yuga Ram ji said that there can be no better king than a monk. Now you tell, can you compare your Yogi Maharaj with the children of casteist corrupt leaders. Only by luck, a state gets a selfless brave monk-like Yogi. And UP people are very lucky. #TrustYogi”

(Original:कान मे सोने का कुण्डल भार 20 ग्राम कीमत 49000 (क्रय कीमत)….गले मे सोने की डोर में रूद्राक्ष माला भार 10 ग्राम कीमत 10000….सैमसंग मोबाईल अदद एक कीमत 12000 ।कुल संपत्ति 72000 । ये कुल चल अचल संपत्ति है योगी महाराज की।इसीलिए तो त्रेतायुग में राम जी कह गए कि सन्यासी से अच्छा राजा कोई नही हो सकता।अब आप बताओ अपने योगी महाराज से तुलना होसकती है जातिवादी भ्रष्टाचारी नेताओ की औलादो से।योगी जैसा निस्वार्थ वीर सन्यासी मुख्यमंत्री किसी राज्य को भाग्य से ही मिलता है। ओर यूपी वाले बहुत सौभग्यशाली है।)

The same claim is viral on Twitter.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the viral and found it to be false.

Yogi Adityanath is contesting assembly elections for the first time. He filed his nomination from Gorakhpur on February 4, 2022.

According to Yogi Adityanath’s affidavit to Election Commission, his movable assets presently amount to Rs 1.55 crore. As per the affidavit, Yogi has deposits worth Rs 1.15 crore in different bank accounts and Rs. 51,000 rupees ns cash. Apart from this, he has around Rs 37 lakh under various Post Office schemes, gold earrings worth Rs 49,000, gold chain worth Rs 20,000, a mobile phone worth Rs 12,000, a revolver worth Rs 1 lakh and a rifle worth Rs 80,000.

We also found a Times of India report according to which during 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Yogi Adityanath’s assets were worth about Rs 72 lakh and at the time he was elected as a member of the legislative council in 2017, he had declared assets worth Rs 96 lakh.

Therefore, it can be concluded that the viral claim is false.

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