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No, Yogi Adityanath does not have 138 criminal cases against him

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A post is being widely shared on social media claiming that UP CM Yogi Adityanath has 138 criminal cases against him. The post compares the educational background and the number of criminal cases filed against Akhilesh Yadav, Jayant Chaudhary, and Yogi Adityanath respectively. Let us fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: UP CM Yogi Adityanath has 138 criminal cases against him.

Fact: According to the election affidavits filed for the 2022 UP assembly elections, Akhilesh Yadav has one pending criminal case (with no conviction yet) and Yogi Adityanath has none. Jayant Chaudhary has no criminal cases according to his election affidavit from the general elections in 2019. However, according to the affidavits filed in 2014 and 2017, Yogi Adityanath had 3 and 4 criminal cases respectively. In 2017, Yogi Adityanath government had issued orders to withdraw a case against Yogi Adityanath which was filed in 1995 in Pipiganj police station. In 2019, a 20-year-old murder case against Yogi Adityanath was dismissed by a special court. Hence, the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.

Jayant Chaudhary studied M.Sc. Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2002. He has no criminal cases according to his election affidavit from the general elections in 2019. The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary is not going to contest the 2022 UP Assembly elections. RLD is in alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the upcoming election in UP.

Akhilesh Yadav (the chief of Samajwadi Party) studied B.E. in Civil Environment Engineering at Mysore University. According to the recent affidavit filed by Akhilesh Yadav to the election commission, he has one pending criminal case against him but has not been convicted. Akhilesh is contesting in the assembly elections for the first time. He is contesting from the Karhal seat.

Similarly, Yogi Adityanath is also contesting in the assembly elections for the first time. He is contesting from Gorakhpur (Urban) constituency. According to the recent affidavit filed by Yogi Adityanath to the election commission, he has no pending criminal case against him.

However, according to the affidavits filed in 2014 and 2017, Yogi Adityanath had 3 and 4 criminal cases respectively. In 2017, the Yogi Adityanath government had issued orders to withdraw a case against Yogi Adityanath which was filed in 1995 in Pipiganj police station. In 2019, a 20-year-old murder case against Yogi Adityanath was dismissed by a special court.

To sum it up, Yogi Adityanath does not have 138 criminal cases against him.

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