Fact Check: Akhilesh Yadav did not pass remarks against Keshav Prasad Maurya

A video is widely being shared on social media claiming that the Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav had insulted the deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Keshav Prasad Maurya.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  17 Dec 2021 6:15 AM GMT
Fact Check: Akhilesh Yadav did not pass remarks against Keshav Prasad Maurya

Hyderabad: A video is widely being shared on social media claiming that the Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav had insulted the deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Keshav Prasad Maurya.

In the viral clip, Akhilesh Yadav can be heard saying, "Who made him the Deputy CM, he should be sent back to do clean the drains."

Social media users have shared the video and called it an insult to the deputy chief minister. "This is an insult not only to Keshav Prasad Maurya Ji but to the entire Maurya society. Akhilesh Yadav Ji should apologize to the public," reads the message.


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Fact Check

The claim is misleading.

NewsMeter began the investigation by performing a Google Reverse Image Search which led us to a video uploaded on the YouTube channel of Samajwadi Party on November 19, 2021. The viral video clip can be seen from 40:50 seconds.

In this press conference, a media person asked Akhilesh Yadav that Dinesh Sharma has said that China and Pakistan do not want BJP to form a government in UP.

In response, Akhilesh Yadav said, "Who doesn't want to? Who made him this Deputy CM? He should be sent to clean the drains again."


The fact check team then found a video news report aired on the YouTube channel of 'ABP Ganga' on November 20, 2021.

"Akhilesh Yadav's controversial statement on Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma: Those who clean the garbage and drains were made Deputy CM. Dinesh Sharma retaliated to Akhilesh's taunt," reads the description of the video.


The team lastly found a news report by Dainik Jagran. In the report, it is also mentioned that Akhilesh Yadav had passed remarks against Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma.

It is therefore evident that the claim is Misleading. Akhilesh Yadav had given the statement in a press conference. However, he passed remarks against second Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, not Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Claim Review:Akhilesh Yadav’s statement to Deputy CM of UP, Dinesh Sharma
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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