On April 5, Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh, got his first shot of Covid-19 vaccine in Lucknow. After the jab, he gave a video byte to news agency ANI in which he thanked the Prime Minister, doctors and frontline workers for their contribution.
Video byte of UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Covid vaccination— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 5, 2021
(Editors note: Earlier issued Live Sound byte is retracted) pic.twitter.com/td9qQHSnrX
He urged people to get the vaccination done and follow the precautions to curb the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country.
Allegations of using abusive language
A video is being circulated on social media platforms alleging that CM Yogi used abusive language against the journalist taking his byte after the vaccination shot. In the viral video, it was alleged that he used the abusive word towards the end.
The tweet was shared by various popular trolls on social media.
The Wire employee also accused Yogi Adityanath of using abusive word.
Aam Aadmi Party too accused Yogi of using ‘non-sanskari language’.
A bit rich coming from a party whose MLA was caught giving a call for beheading of Yati Narasinghanand on Saturday.
The video was widely shared by left-leaning journalists, opposition political parties and fake news peddlers.
‘Video is manipulated’ – Government sources
As per the government sources, the last three seconds of the video have been manipulated.
सीएम योगी के आपत्तिजनक शब्द बोलने का मामला। एडिटेड निकला सीएम योगी का Video, वीडियो के आखिरी 3 सेकेंड में जोड़े गए आपत्तिजनक शब्द। @shalabhmani— Deepak Chaurasia (@DChaurasia2312) April 5, 2021
The state government has already ordered a forensic inquiry in the case. Shalabh Mani Tripathi, information advisor, UP CM, said that a case would be filed against those who are posting the edited video of CM Yogi.