Fact Check: Fake Quote Attributed To Akhilesh Yadav On 'Ram & Hanuman'

The Logical Indian Fact check team investigates the claim that Akhilesh Yadav said that he does not need Ram and Hanuman.

India   |   9 Oct 2020 11:56 AM GMT
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Rajath
Fact Check: Fake Quote Attributed To Akhilesh Yadav On Ram & Hanuman

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A statement apparently by the President of the Samajwadi Party and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav is doing the rounds on social media platforms.

"In 2022, SP will form the government in UP and we don't need Ram and Hanuman," reads the purported quote.

"Tap thief (referring to Yadav) used to say we don't need Ram and Hanuman but he is now saying that he wants to build Vishnu temple in Itawa,"reads the caption of one such post.


Akhilesh Yadav said that he does not need Ram and Hanuman.

Fact Check:

The claim is false.

A keyword search led to a report published by Live Hindustan.

The headline of the article reads, "Hindustan Summit Conference: I don't need to latch on to Ram and Hanuman. I will hold on to work (Translated to English)".

Below is a screenshot of the translated article:

Reportedly, Akhilesh Yadav was one of the speakers invited at the Hindustan Summit held on February 22, 2020.

"Kejriwal is latching onto Hanuman, BJP is latching onto Ram…so you latch onto Krishnaji… you are Yaduvanshi," Yadav was questioned to which he responded by saying that, "We are holding on to work, we are making an expressway."

Below is a video from the incident, at 25 minutes timestamp, the question can be heard:

The Logical Indian has earlier debunked similar fake statements attributed to Akhilesh Yadav, this can be read here.

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Claim Review :  Akhilesh Yadav said that he does not need Ram and Hanuman.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  False
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Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

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Aditi, part of the fact checking team of The Logical Indian likes to read, write, cook and laugh, in short live life as it is supposed to be. What makes her fascinated is to discover the truth behind a story and more often than not, it is either fact or myth at the end.

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As the founding editor, Bharat had been heading the newsroom during the formation years of the organization and worked towards editorial policies, conceptualizing and designing campaign strategies and collaborations. He believes that through the use of digital media, one could engage the millennial's in rational conversations about pertinent social issues, provoking them to think and bring a behavioral change accordingly.



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