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Video of an intoxicated man dancing is shared in the name of Anil Upadhyay, a fictional politician

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A post accompanying the video of a man dancing with a woman is being widely circulated. The post claims the man dancing in an intoxicated state is BJP MLA, Anil Upadhyay. Through this article, let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

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Claim: Video of BJP MLA Anil Upadhyay dancing with a woman in an intoxicated state.

Fact: There is no such BJP MLA with the name Anil Upadhyay. Search on My Neta website yielded two persons with similar names, one is Dr. Anil Upadhyay, from the Bahujan Samaj Party, Rajasthan and the other is Anil Kumar Upadhyay, an independent from Uttar Pradesh. The same video went viral in the past with the same name alleging that he represents Congress party. Although we could not independently verify the identify the person in the video, the claim that he is a BJP legislator is not true. Further, many fake posts were viral in the past in the name of Anil Upadhyay, a fictional politician. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

There is no such BJP MLA with the name Anil Upadhyay. Internet search did not yield information about such an MLA. Further search on My Neta website returned the name of two persons with similar names. One is Dr. Anil Upadhyay, representing the Bahujan Samaj Party, Rajasthan and the other is Anil Kumar Upadhyay, an independent from Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier, the same video went viral with the same name alleging he represented the Congress party. However, there is no such legislator with this name even in Congress party. Although we could not independently verify the identity of the man in the video, it is evident that there is no such politician with this name is either representing BJP or Congress parties.

In fact, many fake posts went viral in the name of Anil Upadhyay in the past. FACTLY debunked those posts, fact-check articles related to those can be read here, here, and here.

To sum it up, the video of an intoxicated man dancing is shared in the name of Anil Upadhyay, a fictional politician belonging to the BJP.

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