Hyderabad, Dec 21: With Christmas round the corner, the aura of festivities is prevalent across the globe. In keeping with the pre-season celebrations, parties have picked up from Friday. Like everywhere else, so it is with both Telugu States.

In the run-up to the merry day, news that is gathering steam is an invitation that is going viral, especially on Twitter, claiming that TTD Chairman YV Subba Reddy is going to attend Christmas celebrations conducted in DMCH School, Rajahmundry, in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday.

Even a major electronic media house like TV9 has carried the news.


Fact Check:

On performing a reverse image search of this image, Newsmeter has found another image without the name of YV Subba Reddy in the social media. The invitation had everything same except for the name of Mr. YV Subba Reddy.

On checking the image thoroughly, the celebrations seem to be organized by a committee called Christmas Committee, YSRCP Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry). Even after thorough searching, we were not able to find any previous activity of this committee online, not even in Rajahmundry. There are no social media handles on this name. The logo, which has YS Rajsekhar Reddy and YS Jaganmohan Reddy's pictures on it, is also not found online.

Around 21 names have been mentioned in the invitation and all the names of invitees and dignitaries have YSRCP member title to their names.

According to protocol, if a person of a high cadre like Mr. Subba Reddy, known politicians of that area are also invited, example, Local MLAs, MLCs etc. But there is such mention, except for names of some local members.

On Friday, Mr. Subba Reddy rubbished the reports of his participation in this event. He clarified that he was not contacted by any such organizers and that the invitation was a conspiracy against him. He added that he would lodge a police complaint and ensure that action is taken against the miscreants.



Hence, the claim that Mr. YV Subba Reddy, TTD Chairman as the chief guest for Christmas celebrations in Rajahmundry is FALSE. In fact, the whole invitation might be a fabrication.

Claim Review :   X-Mas invitation of TTD Chief’s image
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Satya Priya BN

Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist. Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support. A science Post Graduate, with great computing skills, She is a fact checker certified by Google News Initiative. She has also completed Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification from Google.

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