Rahul Gandhi gave his life for the unity of the country! When did this happen?
In the ongoing 5 state assembly elections, the polling in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are over. Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election is slated to be held on 25, November 2023. Now, a viral video is purporting that Mallikarjun Kharge stated that “Leader like Rahul Gandhi gave his life for the unity of this nation”. This viral video was posted on X handle on 20, November 2023.
"Rahul Gandhi sacrificed his life for the unity of this nation – Sr Khadge"
When did this happen? pic.twitter.com/fHEracpLyg
— Mr Sinha (@MrSinha_) November 20, 2023
What is the truth?
We ran keywords and found the full original video in Indian National Congress (INC) YouTube Channel posted on 20, November, 2023. In this video we saw Congress National President Mallikarjun Kharge addressing the rally in Anoopgarh, Rajasthan.
While addressing the rally, he mistakenly said leaders like Rahul Gandhi gave his life for the unity of the country. When people present on the stage alerted Kharge about his mistake, he corrected himself and clarified that he meant to say Rajiv Gandhi, not Rahul Gandhi. He also issued an apology to the audience and media persons. He accepted that it happened by mistake and due to slip of tongue. These portions from the full video are trimmed and only a small portion of it is shared with false claims.
Similar misinformation was spread in many instances in the past well as well.
Mallikarjun Kharge said Rahul Gandhi instead of Rajiv Gandhi by mistake. He corrected himself on the stage. A trimmed video is spread with false claims.