A video is being circulated on social media claiming it as the visuals of a politician explaining the failure of the PM Ujjwal Yojana scheme in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This video shows visuals of a family cooking food using wood rather than gas cylinder. The politician in the video accuses the Narendra Modi government of increasing gas cylinder price above 1000 rupees and making it unaffordable. This post claims that the video was shot in Lucknow district in Uttar Pradesh. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of a politician revealing the failure of PM Ujjwal Yojana scheme in Uttar Pradesh.
Fact: The video shared in the post shows former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat’s daughter and All India Mahila Congress General Secretary Anupama Rawat explaining that the PM Ujwala Yojana scheme is a failure in Uttarakhand. The video has nothing to do with Uttar Pradesh. Recently, Anupama Rawat filed her nomination as the Congress candidate for the Haridwar Rural Assembly seat. This video was shot during Anupama Rawat’s campaign in a village near Haridwar. Hence, the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, a video with similar visuals was found on the Facebook page of All India Mahila Congress General Secretary Anupama Rawat. On 30 January 2022, Anupama Rawat shared this video by accusing the Narendra Modi Government of increasing gas cylinder price to 1000 rupees.
Former Uttarakhand CM and Congress leader Harish Rawat’s daughter Anupama Rawat recently filed her nomination for the Haridwar Rural seat in the upcoming Uttarakhand Assembly elections 2022. News articles reporting this information can be seen here and here.
As part of the election campaign, on 30 January 2022, Anupama Rawat did a door-to-door election campaign in Ranimajra village under the Haridwar Rural constituency. The social media posts and news videos related to Anupama Rawat’s campaign can be seen here, here, and here. The video shared in the post was shot during Anupama Rawat’s election campaign in Haridwar. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post is from Uttarakhand, not related to the Uttar Pradesh elections.
To sum it up, a video from Uttarakhand is being shared as visuals of a politician describing the failure of PM Ujjwal Yojana scheme in Uttar Pradesh.