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Fact Check: Did Rahul Gandhi Say He Wants To Leave India And Settle In London?

The 11-second Video Of Rahul Is A Clipped Version Of A Longer Video In Which He Could Be Seen Talking About Fugitive Businessmen Mehul Choksi And Nirav Modi.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 16 Oct 2019, 07:34:39 PM
Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi:

A video of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is getting viral on social media where he can be seen saying that he will go to London leaving India, that his kids will study in the United States of America, that he's nothing to do with India whatsoever, that he's a lot of money, and that he can leave India whenever he pleases. The 11-second-long video with a caption in Hindi that closely translates to, "BJP's star campaigner back on field after Thai massage" has already been seen over 2,96,000 times and the post has been shared more than 10,000 times already.

The same video is being shared on Twitter as well:


The 11-second video of Rahul is a clipped version of a longer video in which he could be seen talking about fugitive businessmen Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi.

Gandhi was talking about Choksi and Modi while giving a speech in Maharashtra's Latur on October 13, 2019. What he said translates to, "Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi sleep well without any fear. Nothing will happen, I will go to London, my kids will get educated in the United States of America, I have nothing to do with India, I am friends with Narendra Modi. I can go any time, I have a lot of money."

The post was made on Sunday, October 13, 2019. That day, Gandhi was in Maharashtra for election rallies, ahead of the upcoming Assembly Election in the state. We searched on Google with keywords 'Rahul Gandhi Maharashtra rally' and found the original video of his speech on Congress' YouTube channel.

Fake-news peddlers made three edits to the original video above to make the video clip that gives an impression that Gandhi was speaking about himself. First, they clipped the original video from 15.18 minutes to 15.36 minutes. Then, they cut the part where Gandhi mentions PM Modi and third, they added the text in Hindi saying Gandhi is going to settle in London with family.

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First Published : 15 Oct 2019, 08:46:32 PM