Although the Uttar Pradesh (India) Chief Minister is supporting the using of cow urine in many forms, no photos and videos of publicly drinking cow urine are available on the internet. Recently, a photo of the UP CM’s drinking of cow urine directly from the cow was found on Twitter and Facebook without any captions or texts.
The photo looks real, but in reality it’s an edited version (photoshopped) of Yogi Adityanath’s photo of drinking water from a hand-pump in March 2017. Just a part of a cow has been added to the original photo to make it look like he is drinking cow urine directly from the cow.
Original photo can be found from this tweet, which was tweeted in April 2017.Recently, the edited version was shared by some “not-so-pouplar” Twitter accounts and later was picked up by @anandrai177. A Twitter profile named Kailash Wagh, who is a BJP supporter tweeted that Anand Rai has shared the photo in his tweet.
When we tried to find Anand Rai’s tweet, it was not found. Did Anand Rai really tweeted it? When we searched the words in the photo, i.e., सही मायने में गोभक्त है योगी , we found a search result which showed that the tweet was real. He had already deleted the tweet after he found that it’s fake.
Anand Rai was a former RSS worker and a former BJP member. His Twitter profile reads: Ophthalmic Surgeon: Whistleblower – VYPAM Scam, illegal DrugTrial RTI Activist •Medical Edu.and civil RightsActivist •NEETexpert views expressed are personal.
Key takeaway: Beware! Especially, prominent personalities on social media, you shouldn’t post any photos or information blindly! Although Yogi Adityanath and his supporters encourage cow urine and it’s benefits, this photo was fake!