Fact Check: Did Mulayam say BJP would win 2022 UP elections? Here's the truth

These screenshots became viral after Mulayam Singh Yadav and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat met at the wedding of Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu’s granddaughter.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  26 Dec 2021 11:46 AM GMT
Fact Check: Did Mulayam say BJP would win 2022 UP elections? Heres the truth

Hyderabad: Two screenshots of news bulletins that state that former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav has expressed the possibility of BJP winning in the upcoming 2022 state elections are going viral on social media.

A text accompanying the two images reads, "After meeting Mohan Bhagwat, Mulayam feels that the BJP will form a government in Uttar Pradesh."

One screenshot reads "I see BJP coming to power" and the other says "BJP-SP have the same ideology on nationalism, borders, and language".

These screenshots became viral after Mulayam Singh Yadav and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat met at the wedding of Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu's granddaughter. A few people speculate that the meeting turned political.


Fact Check:

NewsMeter performed a keyword search and found the original news bulletin by Samachar Plus from 12 October 2015. In the video, Mulayam speaks about the 2015 Bihar elections and talks of the possibility of the BJP coming to power in Bihar.

The news anchor quotes Mulayam as saying that he sees the possibility of BJP coming to power and that BJP and SP have the same ideology on nationalism, borders, and language.

We compared the viral screenshots with screenshots of the original video. It can be clearly seen that the logo of the channel and the date have been removed.


Mulayam's quote was reported by several news channels. The Navbharat Times reported that Mulayam had surprised everyone during the voting in Bihar by saying that there was a possibility of the BJP winning in the state. India TV reported that Mulayam had praised the BJP and said his party and the BJP had similar views on subjects like language, borders, and patriotism.

It is clear that the claims made in the viral screenshots are false. Mulayam Singh Yadav was talking about the 2015 Bihar elections when he said he saw the possibility of the BJP coming to power in the state.

Claim Review:Mulayam Singh Yadav says he sees the possibility of BJP winning the upcoming 2022 UP elections.
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Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
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Claim Fact Check:False
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