Did the Chairman of LuLu Group International made Kerala CM sit with his chauffeur?
Yusuff Ali who is the managing director and the Chairman of LuLu Group International. A post with two pictures is getting viral on social media where it is seen that in one photo claimed to be from Kerala, Yusuff Ali made Pinarayi Vijayan who is the CM of Kerala to sit with his chauffeur and he sat behind whereas in the other photo which is claimed to from UP, Yusuff Ali became the chauffeur himself and is sitting beside the CM of UP, Yogi Adityanath.
Searching with some keywords and doing reverse image searches, we got to know that the viral picture of Pinarayi Vijayan and Yusuff Ali is from December, 2021. When the LuLu Mall was inaugurated in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. India Today Malayalam also published a report on the same.
Moreover, on 16th of December 2021, Pinarayi Vijayan posted a tweet tagging Thani Al Zeyoudi (UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade) which can be seen below.
Talking about the second picture, which was taken in the inauguration of LuLu Mall in Lucknow on 10th of July. Yusuff Ali is seen sitting beside the CM of UP, Yogi Adityanath, while driving the buggy. The pictures are covered in the reports of onmanorama, jagran
By our fact check it is clear that the post shared in the social media is misleading. The man driving the buggy for the Kerala CM is not a chauffeur but a minister of UAE.
Claim: Yusuff Ali made Pinarayi to sit with his chauffeur and he sat behind like a boss
Claimed by: Social media users
Fact Check: Misleading