Fact Check: Following the Gandhi pedestal controversy, did YSRCP adorn a Sai Baba idol with their flag?

A post, claiming that YSRC party flag adorned a Sai Baba idol in a temple in Cheepurupalli in Vizianagaram district, has gone viral on social media.

This claim follows a considerable controversy regarding YSRCP government painting a Gandhi statue pedestal in their party colours. Naturally, the claim that YSRCP flag adorned a Sai Baba idol has attracted many netizens. The fact that AP Municipal Administration and Urban Development minister Botsa Satyanarayana represents Cheepurupalli has given the issue a lot of traction.





Fact Check: NewsMeter team found a video released by the priest of the temple, who clarified that this is not the YSRCP flag. It is a saree donated by a devotee to the temple and does not represent a party. The priest also explained that the cloth even had a border, pico, and fall stitched into it, confirming that it is a saree.

Hence, the claims made by various social media users that YSRCP flag adorned a Sai Baba idol in Cheepurupalli in Vizianagaram are FALSE. It is a saree, with similar colours, harmlessly donated by a devotee.

Satya Priya BN

Satya Priya BN

Sathya Priya is a Google News Initiative certified Fact Check Trainer, Multimedia Journalist and Google certified Digital Media Marketer.

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