Uttar Pradesh is going to witness the assembly elections next year. Political parties have started campaigning, and a lot of disinformation is being circulated to target the voters. In the same backdrop, an old video of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has been revived on social media showing him indulging in a heated dispute while on stage during an SP event. Social media users are trolling Akhilesh Yadav for his misbehaviour while on stage.
While sharing this video, a Twitter user wrote a caption in Hindi which reads, "ये विडियोज़ मिडिया आप लोगों को कभी नहीं दिखायेगा अखिलेश यादव की असली रूप. जो अपने सगे बाप का नहीं हो सकता, वह उत्तर प्रदेश के जनता का कैसे हो सकता है."
[English Translation: These videos....media would not show the real avatar of Akhilesh Yadav. One who cannot belong to his own father, how can he belong to the people of Uttar Pradesh."]
Another user while sharing this video on Facebook wrote a caption in Hindi that reads, "ये विडियोज़ मिडिया नहीं दिखा पाई अखिलेश यादव का असली रूप| जो अपने खुद के बाप के साथ पब्लिक में ऐसा व्यवहार कर रहा हो वो सत्ता मिलते ही आम जनता के साथ कैसा ब्यवहार करेगा."
[English Translation: These videos....media could not show the real avatar of Akhilesh Yadav. The one who is behaving like this in public with his own father, how will he behave with the general public as soon as he gets power?]
Akhilesh Yadav behaved rudely with his father, Mulayam Singh Yadav.
The Logical Indian Fact Check team verified the claim and found it to be misleading. The viral video is from 2016.
We extracted different keyframes of the shared video using the InVid tool and conducted a google reverse image search. We found the viral video in a report of NDTV dated 24 Oct. 2016. The video's title read in English reads, "Watch: Shivpal Yadav Calls Akhilesh 'A Liar', Grabs Mic At Meeting." At 27 seconds, we can see the same footage as seen in the viral video. According to the report's caption, Shivpal Singh accused Akhilesh Yadav of privately threatening to launch his party and called him a liar.
According to the report of Business Standard, this came after the continuing battle of attrition between Akhilesh and his uncle Shivpal Yadav. While addressing the gathering, Akhilesh ruled out forming a new party, a claim which Shivpal disputed, saying he was prepared to "swear" by his son and "Ganga Jal" that the Chief Minister had told him he would indeed float a new party and contest the assembly polls in alliance with some political party. At that time, Shivpal Yadav also demanded that Mulayam Singh Yadav take over the government's helm.
To sum up, an old video of Akhilesh Yadav argument with his uncle Shivpal Yadav during the Samajwadi Party meet is being shared as recent. The viral video is almost five years old. Hence, the viral claim is misleading.
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