BJP supporters falsely praise Yogi Adityanath for developing this Government School !

Claim

This is Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh Government’s Primary School in Sambhal District of Uttar Pradesh. If these were in Delhi, foreign newspapers would have covered this news.

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Explanation

BJP supporters and some of BJP’s office bearers have been sharing these pictures in Social Media and credit Yogi Adityanath for upgrading & maintaining this Government school. They also use these images to praise Yogi Adityanath’s performance, while some use it to take a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

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Arvind Kejriwal government’s performance in the field of education has been covered in a front-page article by The New York Times, which was published on 16th August 2022. Several BJP partymen accused Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, his Education Minister Manish Sisodia and The New York Times by claiming that it was a paid article.

The New York Times denied the allegations and clarified that it was an unbiased coverage. Since this incident, several BJP men have started circulating several images of schools, claiming that the images are from Uttar Pradesh. Many have been proven to be fake or misleading. We in YouTurn also fact-checked one such incident recently. It is at this point, these images of a school is being circulated with a claim that UP Government upgraded this school.

 What’s the truth?

When we did a reverse image search, we found an article on ‘One India Hindi’, with similar photos, which was published on 19th October 2016. The article mentions that the school is Italya Mafi in Sambhal District of Uttar Pradesh. The school Principal Kapil Malik states in the article that he upgraded the school using his own funds, without anybody’s help. He also mentions that he was initially posted at the school in 2010.

We also did a quick keyword search in YouTube and found a video from February 2017 where the Principal of the Kapil Malik can be seen taking the interviewer on a tour around the school explaining how he had improved the school and how the school functions.

We have to note that Yogi Adityanath became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on March 2017. These photos were taken much before Yogi Adityanath became the CM and BJP became the ruling party of Uttar Pradesh. So, Yogi and BJP are not responsible for this school’s development.

Conclusion

The claim that Yogi Adityanath has made these primary schools like how it looks in the photos is false. Much before Yogi could become the CM of Uttar Pradesh, this school was upgraded as shown in the pictures by the School Principal Kapil Malik with his own funds.

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