Image from 2015 viral as human flag formed during Yogi Adityanath’s recent Kerala visit

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On February 21, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath joined the BJP’s Vijay Yatra organised in Kasaragod, Kerala. An image exhibiting an enormous crowd of individuals forming a human flag within the form of a lotus is widespread on social media. It was claimed that the BJP’s image was formed to welcome Adityanath in Kerala. BJP chief Manish Singh tweeted the photograph however later took it down.

Twitter consumer Apurva Singh wrote, “Lotus is blooming. #KeralaWelcomesYogiJi”. Her tweet gained over 2,000 retweets and greater than 12,000 likes as of this writing. It was later deleted however an archived hyperlink might be discovered here.

Several others have shared the image with the hashtag #KeralaWelcomesYogiJi.

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A key phrase search led us to a report by The Indian Express revealed on April 7, 2015. “To celebrate its 35th foundation day, the BJP created a spectacle at a college ground in Dahod by forming a huge party flag with around 25,000 supporters.” The human flag was subsequently formed in Gujarat six years in the past on the BJP’s basis day.

The Quint had uploaded a video report on the celebrations.

An picture of BJP staff who formed a human flag in Gujarat in 2015 has been shared with the false declare that the flag was formed to welcome Yogi Adityanath in Kerala.

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