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People assembled in lotus form, is it for Yogi Adityanath in Kerala?

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Yogi ji’s visit to Kerala

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To strengthen the BJP in states including, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, key leaders of the party are regularly sent to those states to attend events.

Meanwhile, the photo has been circulating on social media as a people gathering in a lotus shape for UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is visiting Kerala.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attended a Vijaya Yatra meeting chaired by Kerala BJP leader K Surendran in Kasaragod, Kerala ahead of the Assembly elections.

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In that regard, the collection of photos posted on the Kerala BJP Twitter page did not include the viral photo of volunteers gathering in the shape of a lotus. While doing a reverse image search of the viral photo, the photo was featured in the 2015 Indian Express article.

On April 6, 2015, 25,000 BJP volunteers gathered in a lotus shape at the college grounds in Dahod, Gujarat to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the BJP. In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also shared this photo on his Twitter page.

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In our search, we came to know that the claim that the photo of a group of people assembled as a lotus form during UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Kerla visit was originally taken in 2015 at Gujarat.

 

 

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