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Fact Check: Social media claims that UP will be bifurcated into three states? Here is The Truth

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The viral claim that Uttar Pradesh will be bifurcated into three states is false. The Yogi Adityanath government has denied bringing any such proposal. 

A post is getting viral on social media claiming that Uttar Pradesh will be bifurcated into three states in the monsoon session of the Parliament. It claims that the government has mooted a proposal to divide the country's most populous state into 3 parts -- Uttar Pradesh, Purvanchal, and Bundelkhand.

A Facebook user name Gaurav Singhal share a post with a claim that "Uttar Pradesh will be divided into three states in the monsoon session, this is what is expected. Yogi will remain CM of Uttar Pradesh. Many names are being discussed for West UP and Bundelkhand. Anyway, it is not easy to gather the population of more than 150 countries of the world in the state which has been happening for so many years". (Translated from Hindi)

The post is widely shared on Facebook.

Fact Check

In our investigation, we found that the viral claim that Uttar Pradesh will be bifurcated into three states circulating on social media is false.

Shortly following news regarding the Uttar Pradesh will be bifurcated into three states in the monsoon session of the Parliament went viral, the fact-check wing of the Press Information Bureau of India ( PIB fact-check ) took Twitter to clarify that the viral claim is fake.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had in January this year rejected mooting any plan to divide the state, saying his "government believes in uniting and not dividing".

The proposal to split Uttar Pradesh into multiple states first came into prominence on 21st November 2011, when the Uttar Pradesh Assembly had passed a proposal to split the state into four parts – Purvanchal (21 districts), Bundelkhand (7 districts), Awadh Pradesh (21 districts) and Paschim Pradesh (26 districts). The proposal was passed when Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati was the chief minister of the state.

However, we found that there are no media reports and no proposal for the government regarding the division of Uttar Pradesh into multiple states

In conclusion, we found that the viral claim that Uttar Pradesh will be bifurcated into three states is false. The Yogi Adityanath government has denied bringing any such proposal. 

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