Rahul Gandhi was arrested in Gujarat! He was arrested in Gujarat for driving a car after drinking alcohol.
Kathir News Twitter account has posted a news card claiming that Rahul Gandhi was arrested in Gujarat for driving a car after drinking alcohol.
The social media users thought it to be Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and are sharing and commenting on it.
What is the Truth?
When we searched for Rahul Gandhi’s arrest for drunk and drive, August 24th dated India today article reported, “The man named Rahul Gandhi, a resident of Panas Gam, was held after he created a disturbance on the road in Surat’s Khatodara area, police said. He was later released on bail”.
Kathir News is being run by a BJP member. Opindia website too has published this news with a similar title. This website is known to publish right-wing supporting articles.
The news was published with such a title deliberately to gain readers and for political gain. The title said ‘Rahul Gandhi was arrested’ instead of mentioning it as ‘a person named Rahul Gandhi was arrested’ so that people might think it as Congress MP Rahul Gandhi. Few of the social media users also have thought so and have shared the news card.
The claimed news card has the title in a way it misleads the readers to think that Congress MP Rahul Gandhi was arrested in Gujarat for driving a car after consuming alcohol, wherein the truth is that a person named Rahul Gandhi was arrested in Gujarat.