An image of police personnel having food together is viral on social media platforms with a message that claims Yogi government has made special arrangements of fruits for the police personnel observing Navratri fasting. The viral message can be read below. “योगी सरकार ने नवरात्रि व्रत रखने वाले पुलिस कर्मियों के लिये फलाहार का विशेष प्रबंध किया है। जीवन में पहली बार ऐसा दृश्य देखा है वर्ना ऐसा आयोजन सिर्फ रोजा इफ्तारी में ही देखा था।“
This translates to, “The Yogi government has made special arrangements of fruits for the police personnel observing Navratri fast. For the first time in my life I have seen such a scene, otherwise I had seen such an event only in Roza Iftari.”
Head of BJP Social Media, Uttar Pradesh, Dr.RichaRajpoot shared the image with the viral message. Archived version of the tweet can be found here.
Twitter user Manjeet Bagga shared the same image with the viral message. Archived version of the tweet can be found here.
Another Twitter user Sheetal Chopra shared the image with the viral message in English. Archived version of the tweet can be found here.
A reverse image search of the image directed us to a tweet dated 9-october-2018 by Vikas Chandra Tripathi, an additional SP at UP police according to his Twitter bio. The tweet reads “शारदीय #नवरात्रि के प्रथम शुभ दिन थाना चौक #लखनऊ पर साथी जवानों के साथ फलाहार / लंच कार्यक्रम का आयोजन !! #HappyNavratri” which translates “On the first auspicious day of Navratri organizing fruit/lunch program with fellow soldiers in lucknow police station.” However, there is no mention of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath or the Uttar Pradesh government.
Conclusion: An image from 2018 of Police personnel having fruits on Navratri is shared as a recent arrangement made by Yogi Government. The claim is false.