A video of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is going viral on social media in which he is apparently using a swear word on camera.
While talking to the news agency ANI about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vaccination programme, he made that gaffe.
"I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the prime minister for providing vaccination free of cost and running an efficient campaign," he said.
Immediately after that, apparently chiding a journalist, he used the word 'ch***ya'.
Since then, Opposition parties are furiously slamming him, while netizens are using quirky memes & jokes to take swipes at him.
However, Shalabh Mani Tripathi, information advisor, UP CM, has said that the last three seconds of the video have been manipulated.
A a case would be filed against those who are posting the edited video, he said.
Yahoo India couldn't independently verify the veracity of the video.