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Chandrababu Naidu Enraged Ahead Of Swearing-In Ceremony? No, Old Video Of Andhra CM Shared With False Claim

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim
Video showing Chandrababu Naidu enraged ahead of his swearing-in as Andhra CM with the NDA.

Fact
2021 video of Chandrababu Naidu walking out of Andhra Assembly over alleged derogatory remarks on his wife. 

TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu was sworn in as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh for the fourth term on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Union Ministers including Amit Shah and JP Nadda attended the ceremony. TDP holds a majority in the 175 -seat-Andhra Assembly with 135 MLAs and is in alliance with the BJP and Pawan Kalyan’s Janasena Party.

Now, a video showing Chandrababu Naidu seemingly yelling, and storming off has surfaced online, allegedly claiming to show the TDP Chief enraged ahead of his swearing in ceremony, purportedly over being displeased with the allocation of ministries to his party. However, Newschecker found the video to be over 2-year-old, and not related to his oath taking as the Andhra CM.

The nearly-a-minute-long-video has been widely shared to show Chandrababu Naidu in anger ahead of his swearing in as the Andhra CM with the NDA.

Such posts can be seen here, here and here.

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Fact Check/Verification

A keyword search for “Chandrababu Naidu” and “walkout” on YouTube led us to a report by Mahaa News, dated November 19, 2021. Carrying the viral footage of Naidu, it stated, “I don’t need this politics: Chandrababu Walkout from Assembly.” 

Screengrab from YouTube video by Mahaa News

We found that the video was also shared on the official YouTube channel of Amma News on November 19, 2021.

Screengrab from YouTube video by Amma News

After storming out of the Andhra Assembly, the TDP Chief had addressed a press conference. Detailing the same, an NDTV report, dated November 19, 2021, stated, “Telugu Desam Party leader Chandrababu Naidu broke down on live television on Friday at a press conference he held shortly after staging a walkout of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly. He referred to what he said were harsh and derogatory verbal attacks on his wife, Bhuvaneswari.”

Screengrab from NDTV website

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“Except for encouraging me in every step of my life, she never interfered in politics, whether I was in or out of power. Yet they tried to humiliate her…I faced several struggles, ups and downs in my life. I witnessed several heated debates in the assembly both when we were in power or in the opposition. But this kind of running down the opposition is unprecedented,” Naidu was quoted as saying during the same press conference by a Hindustan Times report. He further said, “I will not attend this assembly hereafter. I will return to the House only after becoming the chief minister.”

Multiple other outlets such as V6 News Telugu and Great Telangana TV had also shared the viral footage of Naidu’s walkout from the Andhra Assembly in November 2021.

(L-R) Screengrabs from YouTube video by V6 News Telugu and Great Telangana TV

Also Read: DK Shivakumar And Chandrababu Naidu’s Recent Delhi Meet? Old Video From Bengaluru Goes Viral As Recent

Conclusion

We could thus conclude that an old video of the TDP Chief walking about of Andhra Assembly over alleged derogatory remarks on his wife has been shared to show Chandrababu Naidu enraged ahead of the swearing-in ceremony. 

Result: False

Sources
YouTube Video By Mahaa News, Dated November 19, 2021
YouTube Video By Amma News, Dated November 19, 2021
Report By NDTV, Dated November 19, 2021
Report By Hindustan Times, Dated November 20, 2021


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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