Did Rahul refuse to accept the idol of Bhagwan Vittal? No, it’s a clipped video!

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Rahul Gandhi refuses to accept the idol of Bhagwan Vitthal on stage. This is an insult to not just the Warkaris but millions of Hindu devotees, who revere the Lord. From DMK to the Congress, Hindu hate is what binds the I.N.D.I Alliance. Rahul Gandhi suffers from Hindumisia.

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Explanation

The road trip, which is being led by Rahul, departed from Manipur on January 14 and will end in Mumbai on March 20. The Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra (BJNY) is the name of the event. The Congress has decided to go on the streets before the general election of 2024 to participate in the pre-election mobilization against the ruling BJP.

In this case, a 31-second video shows Rahul Gandhi in a public meeting. We see him being honored by so many people with garlands and head crowns on the stage. This post claims that “Rahul Gandhi refuses to accept the idol of Bhagwan Vitthal on stage. This is an insult to not just the Warkaris but millions of Hindu devotees, who revere the Lord.”  You can view related posts with similar claims here, here, and here.

What’s the truth?

After we began dissecting the viral video’s keyframes, it took us to Rahul Gandhi’s official YouTube account. This event was live-streamed on 14 March 2024, by the channel titled, Farmers Meeting | Nashik | Maharashtra | Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.”

While watching the video we found out that the viral portion starts from 16 minutes and 45 seconds and goes up to 17 minutes and 20 seconds. Here we see many persons standing near him in a crowded manner. We also notice each person has something in their hands like a huge garland, a long head scarf, and one person with an idol housed in a glass box.

Rahul first allows a man to tie a head crown, then bows, takes the huge garland around his neck from another person, and poses for pictures.

Finally, when we viewed the whole video, we observed that at around 17 minutes and 28 seconds, Rahul Gandhi was posing with the idol inside the glass box in his hands for a group picture with all the people on the stage.

This indicates that, contrary to the viral claim, he paid attention to everyone and didn’t offend anyone’s religious sentiments.

Furthermore, this explains how the right-wing parties have edited the viral video appropriately and distributed it with false allegations.

Conclusion:

To sum up, the viral video stating Rahul Gandhi refuses to accept the idol of Bhagwan Vitthal on stage is completely false and misleading. In reality, the video is clipped and shared because we can see him pose with the idol minutes after the viral portion of the whole video.

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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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