Fact Check: Did the Election Commission announce the Dates for Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections in 2022?

The Election Commission confirmed to Fact Crescendo that the viral post is False. They have not announced the official dates of the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections next year. Political campaigning is intensifying in Uttar Pradesh regarding the upcoming assembly elections in 2022.  The present chief minister’s tenure will end next year on 14 March […]

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Screengrab Of TV9 Bharatvarsh’s opinion poll For Second Phase Of UP Elections Shared As Prediction For The Whole State

The image shows the prediction for only second phase of elections. The final opinion poll survey predicted a majority of 205-221 seats for BJP and 144-158 seats for Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh elections.  As the phase one voting for Uttar Pradesh has begun from today (10 February 2022), an image showing TV9 Bharatvarsh opinion […]

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Opinion Poll graphic card predicting Samajwadi Party’s Full Sweep in UP Elections is Morphed

The viral graphic cards are made after digitally altering India TV opinion poll survey results. With the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh, two graphic images are circulating on social media that showing an opinion poll prediction for the upcoming winners and losers for Uttar Pradesh Elections. The first image shows SP winning all the 403 […]

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Old video of people stopping Smriti Irani’s car in UP shared in context of recent campaign for UP elections…

The video has no relation with the upcoming Uttar Pradesh election. The video is of Congress workers protesting against the Hathras case blocked Smriti Irani’s car in 2020. Social media has witnessed several videos and images of political nature ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Elections scheduled next month. In the past few days, we have […]

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Image from Rajasthan viral as BJP leader thrashed in Uttar Pradesh while asking for votes.

The image has no relation with the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Elections. Image shows BJP leader Kailash Meghwal whom farmer in Rajasthan allegedly attacked in 2021. As the election dates for Uttar Pradesh approach closer, social media platforms are witnessing more and more misleading and false content. In this series, an image showing a man with […]

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Akhilesh Yadav has not promised to build 2000 mosques in Uttar Pradesh after he comes to power.

Samajwadi Party’s spokesperson Nasser Salim confirmed to us that the viral image is Fake. A poster showing Samajwadi Party’s leader Akhilesh Yadav’s quote is widely circulating on social media. The poster claims that Akhilesh Yadav has promised to build 2000 mosques when he wins the election, reduce the reservation for Dalits and other backward classes, […]

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No, Election Commission has not declared dates for UP Assembly Elections

The Election Commission confirmed to Fact Crescendo that the viral post is False. They have not announced the official dates of the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections in 2022. Political campaigning is intensifying in Uttar Pradesh as the upcoming assembly elections approach nearer. The present chief minister’s tenure will end next year on 14 March 2022. […]

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EXPLAINED: Why is Atiq Ahmed in Prayagraj Court? What is Umesh Pal Kidnapping case?

Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his younger brother Ashraf Ahmed were produced Tuesday before a special court in Prayagraj. An MP/MLA court held Atiq guilty in the 2007 Umesh Pal kidnapping case. All the other seven accused, including Ashraf, have been acquitted. In a highly televised event, Ahmed was transferred to Naini jail in the Prayagraj […]

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Viral Video of Muslim Women Allegedly Assaulted by Police during Voting is from UP and not Gujarat

A reel showing some women displaying their wounds and alleging that Police stopped them from casting their votes is going viral on Facebook. Text etched over the video says that this incident happened in Gujarat during the recent assembly elections. However, when we investigated the incident, we found that the incident happened in Uttar Pradesh […]

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Edited video shared falsely to claim SP leader Rajesh Yadav vowed to kill Thakurs and Brahmins

Samajwadi Party leader Rajesh Yadav’s PRO has provided Fact Crescendo the original video. The video getting viral is edited and a complaint against it has been registered with the police. As voting began in Uttar Pradesh, a video is being widely circulated on social media claiming a Samajwadi Party leader is making provocative statements against […]

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BJP spokesperson shares edited image of Akhilesh Yadav holding a placard in support of Yogi Government.

The viral image is digitally altered. The original image shows Akhilesh Yadav holding a placard that mentions jobs and employment. Leading up to the assembly elections in UP, social media has witnessed many viral content showing opposition leaders promoting the incumbent BJP government. Fact Crescendo has earlier debunked such images and videos and found them […]

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AAP and BJP Handles Share Altered Photo showing Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi endorsing their respective parties

The Congress Manifesto launched on 21 January is named Bharti Vidhan and not after AAP or BJP. An image of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi holding booklets endorsing AAP CM candidate Bhagwant Mann in their hands is widely circulating on social media ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections.  The AAP Gurgaon Facebook […]

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Samajwadi Party shares image from Mumbai to compare development in UP during its rule to that of BJP

Samajwadi Party shared an image from Mumbai captured in 2011 as evidence for the progress of the youth during their government in Uttar Pradesh. Amid the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, social media is brimming with misinformation related targeting one party or the another. The war between the parties is expected to intensify as […]

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An Old video of a murder in Brazil is falsely shared as BJP worker Uttam Ghosh’s murder in West Bengal

Bengal’s State Assembly election results were announced on 2nd May 2021. Since then, there have been various reports of clashes from different parts of the state between the two major rival political parties. There are allegations that a group of people have killed the supporters of another party and incidents were reported where the party […]

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