A collage with two different tableau images is being shared on social media claiming it as the picture of Uttar Pradesh tableaux during the Republic Day parade when Akhilesh Yadav was the CM and under the present CM Yogi Adityanath. This post claim that the tableau with a Muslim man praying was during Akhilesh Yadav’s term as CM whereas the tableau with the model of Ayodhya Ram temple is under Yogi Adityanath. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Comparison of Uttar Pradesh tableaux at the Republic day parade during the terms of Akhilesh Yadav and Yogi Adityanath.
Fact: The tableau of a Muslim man praying was from the Bihar Government at the 2011 Republic day Celebrations held in New Delhi. The other image shows the tableau to be exhibited by the Uttar Pradesh government at the Republic day parade 2021. The tableau with Muslim man praying has nothing to do with the Uttar Pradesh Government and Akhilesh Yadav. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the photo shared in the post, a similar photo was found in an article published by the News18 website. In the article, this photo is mentioned as the Bihar state tableau exhibited at the Republic Day parade 2011 held in New Delhi. Bihar exhibited this tableau depicting the 17th century Saint Makhdoom Shah Daulat at the Republic day parade. A similar photo is found in the gallery published by India Today news website.
Similar visuals of the tableau with a Muslim man praying can be seen in th ‘Prasar Bharati’ video of 2011 Republic Day Parade. The same video with a similar description was found in the video published on ‘Indian Archives’ YouTube channel. From all these pieces of evidence, it is concluded that the image portrayed as the tableau during former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav’s term actually shows the Bihar tableau exhibited at the 2011 Republic Day Parade.
On reverse image search of the photo shared in the post, similar images were found in the articles published on different news websites. They can be seen here, here and here. All these articles reported this image as the Uttar Pradesh tableau to be exhibited at the Republic day parade on 26 January 2021.
To sum it up, a Bihar tableau exhibited at 2011 Republic day parade is shared as the tableau of Uttar Pradesh during Akhilesh Yadav’s term as CM.