In a viral video, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is seen allegedly calling an ANI reporter a “Ch*tiya” while giving a piece to a reporter from the country’s top news agency, ANI. Yogi Adityanath’s video has garnered a lot of attention. Surya Pratap Singh, an ex-IAS officer, tweeted the video.
Yogi praises Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Health Minister in this video for providing the Corona vaccine at no cost. During the filming of this video, there were some technical difficulties. As a result, it is clear that Yogi Adityanath spoke to that journalist in a derogatory manner.
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Yogi Adityanath's slip of tongue exposes the modus operandi of the top news agencies in India. No grace left in Indian Media. Thanks, Yogi ji for bringing out their behind the camera, name-callings.#Media @ANI #India pic.twitter.com/P9YiBMpJFy
— Siddharth Mehta (@sidnokid) April 5, 2021
Such lewd behavior must open the eyes of general populace and break the perfect image façade of politicians that is so integral to them. Deception thrives on the ignorance of people and it is time that such behavior should not be ignored.
Yogi Adityanath is Uttar Pradesh’s CM , the world is certainly shocked to see the cracks in his fabricated soft appearance.
Navneet Sehgal, UP’s additional chief secretary of information, told Newslaundry that the video “seems morphed”. “Somebody must have played with the video,” Sehgal said. “We have uploaded the genuine video. He didn’t actually say it if you watch that.”
Meanwhile, ANI’s Uttar Pradesh bureau tweeted a retraction, stating that the video had been shot live. “Earlier issued live sound byte is retracted,” it said.
Video byte of UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Covid vaccination
(Editors note: Earlier issued Live Sound byte is retracted) pic.twitter.com/td9qQHSnrX
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 5, 2021
On Economic Times, the new version of the ; if you watch and listen carefully, the chief minister this time doesn’t call anyone a “fucker”.
Twitter users that the chief minister’s insult was directed towards the ANI reporter. The newswire agency has not issued a statement so far. Newslaundry rang up editor-in-chief Smita Prakash for a comment.
“I do not speak to Newslaundry, sorry,” Prakash said, before hanging up. A separate set of questions texted to Prakash did not elicit a response.
The silence at ANI suggests it is in no mood to trouble the Adityanath government. Why would it? In 2017, an ANI journalist was even seen Adityanath’s feet. Why earn mahantji’s ire when you can pretend nothing happened instead?