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Fact Check: 2018 Video Of Chandrababu Naidu Offering Namaz Shared As Recent


A video of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu offering Namaz is doing the rounds on social media. Many user claim that the video was taken recently after he became the chief minister in June 2024.

The post reads: चंद्रबाबू नायडू नमाज़ अदा करते हुए अल्लाह से दुआ मांगते हुए कि सरकार चले मोदी बिचारा, भकूटो का सहारा, हिंदू से किनारा?

Here’s the link to the above post (archive).


NewsMobile fact-checked the post, and found it to be old.

With a keyword search, the NM team found the same video shared on the YouTube channel Mango News, dated June 17, 2018, with a title: Chandrababu Naidu Took Part In EID-UL-FITAR Prayer In Vijayawada | Mango News.

The description with the video reads: “Chandrababu Naidu Took Part in EID UL FITAR Prayer. Wearing a skull cap, he stood with Muslims to offer Eid ‘namaz’ at Municipal Grounds in Vijayawada. He greeted Muslim leaders and commoners on the occasion of Eid, which marks the culmination of a holy month of Ramadan. Addressing the gathering later, he conveyed his greetings to the Muslims in Urdu. He said Muslims observed the fast during the month for the well-being of the mankind.”

We also found the same video on ANI‘s YouTube channel. The video, dated June 16, 2018, was shared with a title: CM Naidu offers Namaz to mark Eid-ul-Fitr – Andhra Pradesh News.

Thus, from the above fact check, it is clear that the video in circulation is old.

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