A video by a Telugu youtube channel 'Praja Chaitanyam' claimed that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's name is the most searched on Google these days.
The video stated that Jagan is popular among the public not only in Telugu states but neighboring states as well. The video goes on to say that more than 1000 people are searching about Jaganmohan Reddy on Google.
It also claimed that people searching about him have increased when he embarked on the Delhi journey. It claimed Jaganmohan Reddy is trending on Google. More than 1000 people are searching about AP CM Jagan on Google, it said.
The claim that AP CM Jaganmohan Reddy is most searched on Google in June 2021 is FALSE.
Though Jaganmohan Reddy is a very popular politician in Telugu states and South India, the claim that he is trending on Google in 2021 is NOT true. To assess this, NewsMeter checked Google trends in India for the past few days in June 2021.
We did not find any topic related to YS Jaganmohan Reddy or Andhra Pradesh trending in June 2021.
Here are the Google trending topics for India.
YS Jaganmohan Reddy made news in 2019 when he turned out to be the most searched among politicians from Andhra Pradesh on the Google web search in 2019, according to Google Trends.
The report published in that period also state that Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan and Telugu Desam Party president and Leader of the Opposition N. Chandrababu Naidu is in the second and third place respectively.
Though Reddy beat Naidu and Pawan almost throughout the year, he was more searched on Google in the first six months — the period in which he campaigned for the general elections, won it, and began serving as second Chief Minister of the residual State of Andhra Pradesh.
His popularity on the search engine came down since July compared to the first half of the year and even fell behind Pawan once during early September. Mr. Naidu was least searched on Google among the three.
After Andhra Pradesh, Jagan was more searched in neighboring Tamil Nadu. Pawan and Naidu were more searched in Telangana after Andhra Pradesh.
Ironically all the politicians were searched for their songs more than their speeches and political comments. While Jagan was searched for his popular election song 'Ravali Jagan Kavali Jagan' and others, Kalyan and Naidu were also searched for their political songs.
During the past five years, Pawan was the most searched and is followed by Naidu. Searches for Jagan spiked only in late 2018.
On YouTube, during the past six months, Pawan was the most searched. Jagan was second on the list.
A similar report was published in 2020 too, where AP CM- YS Jagan Mohan Reddy stood second among the trendsetters in social media according to CheckBrands.
Here is the overall Google Trends report on YS Jaganmohan Reddy. This graph clearly shows that though Jaganmohan Reddy was the most searched in 2019 and other years. This trend cannot be seen now in 2021.
Therefore, the video is using old outdated data to surface the claim that YS Jaganmohan Reddy's is the most searched name on Google in 2021.
So, the claim is FALSE.