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Yogi Adityanath smiling at the funeral… Is it the funeral of an army soldier?

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BJP nationalists Yogi & RSS leaders smiling at the body of his soldier for our nation “this is what their Patriotism”

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A 16-second video of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the BJP talking and laughing as they sit next to the body wrapped in the Indian national flag is being shared on social media.

Followers are being asked to comment on its authenticity. In this regard, the video has been shared on social networking sites since 2019. As it is election time in Tamil Nadu, you can see this video being shared again.

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News 18 and the Deccan Herald reported on the incident where the BJP, including Yogi Adityanath, smiled during the funeral of a former Uttar Pradesh chief minister in 2018, while searching for a scene where Yogi Adityanath and others were talking and laughing near the body wrapped in the national flag.

The video of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Bihar Governor Lalji Dandon and UP Ministers Mohsin Raza and Ashutosh Dandon talking and laughing from behind during the funeral of ND Tiwari, who was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, went viral on October 21, 2018. Has been featured in news including the Deccan Herald.

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This was also condemned by members of the Congress and the Samajwadi Party. The late ND Tiwari of the Congress party has been the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh 3 times and the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand 1 time.

 

Explanation

In our search, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was seen smiling and talking near the body of BJP ministers wrapped in the national flag, which was taken in 2018. But it is not near the body of the deceased soldier, as we know it happened during the funeral of the former Chief Minister of this state.

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