Hyderabad: A post is widely being shared on social media claiming Yogi Adityanath threatened to join the SP after Amit Shah reportedly hinted at changing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.
The text in the viral news bulletin plate read, "After Amit Shah spoke about changing the chief minister, Yogi Adityanath threatened to join Samajwadi Party."
The claim is False.
NewsMeter began its investigation by performing a keyword search. We noticed that these posts are going viral after Swamy Prasad Maurya quit Bharatiya Janata Party and joined Samajwadi Party
A report published by The Economic Times on January 12, 2022, read, "Swami Prasad Maurya, who recently quit the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet, will join the Samajwadi Party on January 14."
The report further stated that Maurya had also mentioned that there is no chance of him returning back to the party.
On further investigation, we searched the text written on the bulletin but did not find any match.
We then noticed that the news bulletin plate had a logo of K News. The team further visited the Twitter handle of K News and found a tweet shared on the handle on January 12, 2022.
"K News wants to tell the viewers they have nothing to do with this news. People, who want to damage the image of a respected channel by this fake news, are eligible for penal action," read the tweet.
K News had also shared the viral bulletin on their Facebook page on January 12, 2022.
The team lastly compared the viral news bulletin and a screengrab from a video news report on the YouTube channel of K News.
We clearly noticed that not only was the logo of K News edited, but there was a huge difference in the bulletin. The viral news bulletin had no advertisements. In fact, the background was not similar to that of the original news bulletin.
It is therefore evident that the claim made through the viral post is False. The viral news bulletin plate is morphed.