The Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh has to face humiliation on social after the Uttar Pradesh Cyber Police threatened legal action against a local lawyer for tweeting a picture of an advertisement hoarding of the Uttar Pradesh government near the Bengaluru airport.
According to The News Minute report, Bengaluru-based lawyer Shishira Rudrappa tweeted an advertisement hoarding of the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday morning, in which Uttar Pradesh is said to be the first in the country and give government jobs to four lakh youth. The hoarding also has pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Tweeting this picture, the lawyer said in the caption, ‘The campaign for UP elections has started in Karnataka.’
The lawyer has shared another picture of the same hoarding near the Delhi airport. The lawyer said that he saw this hoarding just outside the Bangalore airport.
At the same time, Shishir Singh, Director of Information and Public Relations, Government of Uttar Pradesh, quoted this tweet on Monday evening and called it fake news.
Tagging the UP DGP and Cyber Cell, he said that there is no such advertisement anywhere in Karnataka.
Shishir tweeted and said, ‘Be responsible. Please don’t spread fake news. There is no such advertisement anywhere in Karnataka.
Responding to this, the UP Cyber Police said, ‘Take attention. Legal action will be taken against this Twitter handle.
The official fact-checking account of the Uttar Pradesh government also said that the claim made in this tweet is false.
Rudrappa challenged Singh’s claim in two tweets saying that he has only shared the picture of the UP government.
He also shared a video in which a Bengaluru airport truck can be seen standing near the hoarding. He confirmed that this hoarding is in Karnataka only. He asked Singh to delete his tweet.
Although Singh’s tweet is still present, the hoarding has been removed. On Tuesday morning, Rudrappa shared another video in which it was seen that this hoarding has been removed.
He told, ‘No one was harmed by this tweet. I saw the hoarding and shared its picture. The Uttar Pradesh government accepted that this hoarding was put up in Delhi and similar hoardings were also put up in Maharashtra. I think the hoarding was put up by mistake in Bengaluru so it was removed.
The threat of legal action against the lawyer for sharing the picture of the hoarding is being widely criticized on Twitter. A journalist named Abhishek Bakshi says that the UP model is based on lies and threats.