Did Akhilesh Yadav promise to construct 2000 mosques in Uttar Pradesh after 2024 general elections? Know the truth

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Currently, an old message resurfaced on social media claiming that Akhilesh Yadav had promised to construct 2000 mosques in Uttar Pradesh. Apart from this, he has also promised to donate 1000 crore rupees for the construction of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya and reduce the reservation for Dalits and other backward classes, and give 30 percent of the reservation to Muslims. The poster further claims that the law of love jihad will be abolished.

The text in the poster mentions, “2000 new mosques will be built in western UP and Purvanchal, thousand crore rupees will be given for Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Ayodhya will be renamed. 30% reservation will be given to Muslims by reducing the reservation of Dalits and backwards. The law of love jihad will be abolished, this is my promise to the Muslims.”

However, Fact Crescendo found the claim to be false. The viral poster is a fabricated one. Akhilesh Yadav had not made any such promises. 

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We began our investigation by searching Google for news reports to verify the claims made in the poster. However, we couldn’t find any relevant reports. If the Samajwadi Party leader had made such significant announcements for Muslims, mainstream media would have covered or debated this controversial promise. Yet, there were no such reports, debates, or discussions.

Fact Crescendo spoke to Samajwadi Party’s spokesperson Naseer Salem in 2022 regarding this same message which was viral that time as well. Naseer Salem, at that time had confirmed that the viral poster was fake. He also informed that Samajwadi Party and issued a clarification on this viral message on their social media page. 

Further, we found a tweet by Samajwadi Party Fact Check account on 11 January 2022. They mentioned, “Rumors are being spread against Samajwadi Party by BJP and its troll army through Facebook/Twitter/WhatsApp by making various fake screenshots that are completely wrong. Strictest action will be taken against all those spreading rumors if the SP government is formed.


Fact Crescendo found the claim made along with the viral image on social media to be False. The poster in circulation is a fabricated one. The Samajwadi party has published no such posters, neither any such promises have been made by Akhilesh Yadav.


Title:Did Akhilesh Yadav promise to construct 2000 mosques in Uttar Pradesh after 2024 general elections? Know the truth

Written By: Siddharth Sahu 

Result: False