Did Rahul Gandhi insult Bharat Mata? No, the video is clipped & edited!

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Pappu kam se kam apni daadi se toh kuch seekh leta

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Explanation

The shared 34-second video shows the late PM Indira Gandhi speaking in the first half followed by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s speech. We discovered from watching the video that the former is praising Bharat Mata and the latter is inquiring of the audience, “Who is this Bharat Mata?” He continued, saying, “I’ve been wondering for a long time who this Bharat Mata, or Bharat Mata Ki Jai, was.” This post is shared with a claim stating, that, “Rahul Gandhi should learn something from his grandmother.”

Let’s check the veracity of this viral claim.

What’s the truth?

When we started researching the viral video with all the keyframes, it led us to the original full video of Rahul Gandhi’s speech posted on the Indian National Congress YouTube page. This video was published on 19 November 2023 with the title, “Get out of here, who are you?’ Rahul Gandhi got angry while speaking in Rajasthan.”

The 32-minute video includes the entire speech that Rahul Gandhi delivered at the public gathering in Bundi, Rajasthan. At 56 seconds into the video, Rahul Gandhi makes the now-viral statement.

In the longer version of the video Rahul Gandhi can be heard saying “Chandna ji has just raised the slogan, ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’. But who is this Bharat Mata, what is this? The question is, if we all win, everyone does it, I do, you people do it, then who is this, Bharat Mata?

He went on to add, “Look, Bharat Mata is this earth. This Bharat Mata is the people of this country. Your brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, poor people, rich people, elderly people, all the people in whom the voice of Bharat Mata echoes. This is Bharat Mata (Mother India). So, I gave a speech in Parliament and said, ‘Look, I want to know who is this Bharat Mata, that means who are these people? How much population does she have? How many tribals, how many Dalits, how many backward people, how many poor and rich people? If we chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and we are ready to give our lives, then we have to find out who is Bharat Mata. If we do not know how many backward, how many Dalits, and how many poor people are in this country, then what is the meaning of Bharat Mata Ki Jai? Therefore, this country will now have to do revolutionary work. This country will have to conduct a caste census.”

Finally, he calls the caste census a “revolutionary work,” emphasizing its significance as he concludes this section of the speech.

This same full video was live-streamed on Rahul Gandhi’s official YouTube page and can be seen here.

All this information clarifies that the viral video featuring Rahul Gandhi with late PM Indira Gandhi is clipped and edited with false misleading narratives and circulated on social media.

Conclusion:

To sum up, the viral claims stating Rahul Gandhi should learn from his grandmother about respecting Bharat Mata is a clipped edited video shared with false claims.

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Indu Meenakshi

Indu Meenakshi is a former Microbiologist-turned-journalist, works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn. She additionally holds Master’s in Management and English Literature. As a fact-checker, her job entails actively dispelling false information found online, exposing fake news, and raising public awareness.
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