Hyderabad: An image that looked like a screenshot of a video with Telugu actor-turned-politician Maadhavi Latha in it has been circulating on social media with the caption "బిజెపిలో కామాంధులు ఎక్కువ. పార్టీలో ఉండలేకపొతున్నా," which translates to, "There are many lecherous people in the BJP. I am unable to stay in the party." The actor had joined BJP in 2018 and had contested for an MLA seat too.
This image has been shared several times on Facebook.
The claim that the Tollywood actor said that she is resigning from the BJP is FALSE.
The actor had joined the BJP in 2018 and had contested in the last Assembly elections from Guntur which she had lost.
Though she had problems with some of the leaders in the BJP, she had never announced her resignation. She has also been actively participating in AP politics on behalf of the party.
Here is a recent post of her with the party logo.
There is no resignation announcement on her Facebook account either where she is active.
Maadhavi Latha had recently released a video condemning the desecration of temples and idols in Andhra Pradesh on her Facebook account. This video was posted on 6 January. The background and the dress she wore in the video matches with the viral image.
The image has been extracted from the video and the false claim has been attached to it.
Hence, the claim that Telugu actor and BJP leader Maadhavi Latha has announced that she is going to resign from the BJP is FALSE.