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.

https://www.espicyfilms.com/political-news/ysrcp-flag-on-shirdi-sai-baba?fbclid=IwAR1FhuH9VlBsHtwUXL2vLVV6YQwT9rlK0G31SqhoEZ_E2HInGThHH7j3ts

https://twitter.com/idlenri/status/1200734294366396416

http://teluguz.com/fresh-controversy-ysrcp-flag-on-shirdi-sai-baba/

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=YSRCP%20Flag%20On%20Shirdi%20Sai%20Baba

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

Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist.
Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support.
A science Post Graduate, with great computing skills, She is a fact checker certified by Google News Initiative. She has also completed Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification from Google.

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