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Has Yogi Adityanath used a swear word against a journalist?

Rahul M
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A video of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is going viral on social media in which he is apparently using a swear word on camera. 

While talking to the news agency ANI about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vaccination programme, he made that gaffe.

(Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
(Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

"I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the prime minister for providing vaccination free of cost and running an efficient campaign," he said. 

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Immediately after that, apparently chiding a journalist, he used the word 'ch***ya'.

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Since then, Opposition parties are furiously slamming him, while netizens are using quirky memes & jokes to take swipes at him.

However, Shalabh Mani Tripathi, information advisor, UP CM, has said that the last three seconds of the video have been manipulated. 

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A a case would be filed against those who are posting the edited video, he said.

Yahoo India couldn't independently verify the veracity of the video.

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