Did Rahul Gandhi delete tweets about V.D. Savarkar?
Many social media posts claim that Rahul Gandhi deleted all tweets about V.D.Savarkar after Savarkar’s grandson declared he will file a case if Rahul doesn’t apologise.
So @RahulGandhi has deleted all his tweets on Veer Savarkar. This comes after grandson of Veer Savarkar threatened the Congress leader of FIRs for his defamatory and baseless statements against Veer Savarkar.
To understand why claims that Rahul Gandhi deleted tweets regarding Savarkar, here’s a quick background. Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from the post of Member of Parliament from Wayanad constituency following a 2 year jail term verdict by a Surat Court in a 2019 criminal defamation case. Rahul Gandhi was asked in a press conference if he would apologise for his comments in UK about democracy being in danger in India and also for the 2019 defamation case when he rhetorically asked “But tell me one thing…Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, Narendra Modi…how come they all have Modi as common name. How come all the thieves have Modi as the common name?”
Rahul Gandhi responded by saying that his name is not Savarkar but Gandhi & Gandhis do not apologise. For context, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s name is synonymous among the vast section of the general public for writing many mercy petitions in his lifetime. Now his grandson Ranjit Savarkar had said that he will file a case against Rahul Gandhi for insulting V.D.Savarkar.
Did Rahul Gandhi delete all his Savarkar tweets? I thought he does not apologise or take back his words?
— कुशल मेहरा (@kushal_mehra) March 28, 2023
Following this, many claims in social media are made that Rahul Gandhi had deleted all tweets about Savarkar from his twitter profile as he feared a case being filed against him. Some of these posts can be seen here, here and here.
What’s the truth?
Through a search tool by Social Blade, it is apparent that Rahul Gandhi had not deleted any of his tweets recently. The tweet count had remained consistent over the past week ever since the controversy began.
The confusion may have been created due to the keyword search that was performed in Rahul Gandhi’s twitter account with the word “Savarkar” which resulted in no results.
Using this, many made the claim based on the assumption that Rahul Gandhi deleted all tweets about V.D.Savarkar. But, this could simply be due to the reason that Rahul Gandhi did not tweet about Savarkar from his twitter profile.
Moreover, the tweets about Rahul Gandhi’s comments on Savarkar are still live in Congress’ social media handles which can be seen here, here, here, here and here.
सावरकर समझा क्या… नाम- राहुल गांधी है pic.twitter.com/QFGsAJSxeo
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 19, 2023
मेरा नाम सावरकर नहीं है, मेरा नाम गांधी है।
गांधी किसी ने माफी नहीं मांगते। pic.twitter.com/SGJvRv9q6u
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 25, 2023
It is also important to note that, in November 2022, a case was already filed by V.D.Savarkar’s grandson. In 2019, he said that Rahul Gandhi should be beaten in public by Uddhav Thackeray for his comments on V.D.Savarkar.
Many similar false claims have been made against Rahul Gandhi & we have compiled such false claims that are made since the beginning of Rahul’s Bharat Jodo Yatra which can be read using the link below.
Read More: List of Fake News against Rahul Gandhi since Bharat Jodo Yatra.
The claims that Rahul Gandhi deleted all his tweets about Savarkar is false and misleading, as he did not delete any tweet in the last couple of weeks. Moreover, many tweets about Savarkar based on the statements of Rahul Gandhi are still live in Congress’ twitter handle.
Interestingly, many who tweeted that Rahul Gandhi deleted his tweets about Rahul Gandhi had deleted their tweets after they found out that Rahul Gandhi had not deleted any of his tweets recently.