On Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted a photo of himself waving to a large crowd as he urged people to defeat “terrorists” in ongoing Assembly polls. However, the BJP leader soon began to face social media ridicule as Twitter exploded with the meme fest after netizens detected the use of a Photoshopped image by the UP Chief Minister.

While sharing the controversial image, Adityanath tweeted: “Etawah District will make history…The ‘leaders of terrorists’ and protectors of criminals will be beaten here. Etawah has decided, the lotus flower must flourish on each stand… Thank you Etawah!



Eagle-eyed social media users detected something odd in the photo tweeted by Adityanath. The people to whom Adityanath was seen waving were looking in a different direction. It didn’t take long for netizens to start mocking the BJP leader, who is facing the biggest test of his political career amid growing anger at his government.

Here’s how they reacted;







Last year, Adityanath had to face widespread ridicule for ‘stealing’ photos of Kolkata to claim Uttar Pradesh development in a newspaper ad. Faced with public humiliation, Indian Express had to issue a stunning apology, but its clarifications were not accepted, with many accusing the paper of making a desperate attempt. attempt to protect Adityanath.

Uttar Pradesh is going through seven-stage assembly polls, with the next stage of voting due to take place on February 20. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.