Fact Check: Was SP leader's daughter Vaishali Yadav arrested for falsely claiming she was in Ukraine?

A post is viral on social media with the claim that Vaishali Yadav, the daughter of UP Samajwadi Party member Mahendra Yadav, claimed she was studying in

By Sabya Singh  Published on  5 March 2022 3:17 AM GMT
Fact Check: Was SP leaders daughter Vaishali Yadav arrested for falsely claiming she was in Ukraine?

Hyderabad: A post is viral on social media with the claim that Vaishali Yadav, the daughter of UP Samajwadi Party member Mahendra Yadav, claimed she was studying in Ukraine though she was in India. It is being claimed that the UP police arrested her after finding out that she was in India but had made a video claiming she was in Ukraine. The post further states that she confessed that she had followed her father's advice.


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Fact Check:

The claim is false.

A search about Vaishali Yadav revealed that she had posted a video about the situation in Ukraine. The video was tweeted by Hindustan.

It is learned that Vaishali Yadav, who is studying in Ukraine, came to India during the panchayat elections last year and contested the elections. She was elected the village sarpanch. According to an Amar Ujala report published in December 2021, she went back to Ukraine after she was elected the sarpanch and started her activities from there with the help of Digital India. However, officials who found out about the video after it went viral say they are investigating to find out how the student went out while she was the village head. (Read another report by Aaj Tak)

Dainik Bhaskar had reported that Hardoi SP had said that there was no truth in the news that the police arrested her knowing she was in India when the video was made. Dainik Bhaskar had also shared another video by Vaishali Yadav where she says she is in Ukraine but had recently arrived in Romania. She says fake posts about her are being made.

Hence, the claim that the UP police arrested Vaishali Yadav for falsely claiming that she was in Ukraine is false.

Claim Review:Vaishali Yadav, the daughter of UP Samajwadi Party member Mahendra Yadav, falsely claimed she was in Ukraine.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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