Rahul Gandhi showed his torn kurta, not the sacred thread

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Congress rule is Brahmin rule! Bjp rule is Brahmin rule! Choose alternative

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Explanation

An image of Rahul Gandhi, Member of Parliament from Wayanad, Kerala and the former President of Indian National Congress is going viral with a context that he is showing his sacred thread indicating that he is a brahmin. The same post was shared by another X handle and can be seen here.

The Tamil Nationalist Party ‘Naam Tamilar Katchi’ Chief Coordinator S Seeman, while addressing the press on August 2, 2023, stated, “If RSS mostly has members from brahmin community then Rahul also flaunts sacred thread and tells that he is a Kaul Brahmin.” This statement can be seen at timestamp 3:15 minutes posted by Puthiya Thalaimurai TV on Youtube on 2, August 2023.

What is the truth?

We ran a keyword search and found the original video of Rahul Gandhi posted on ABP News YouTube channel on 16, January 2016.  In this original video, we can clearly see Rahul Gandhi showing his torn kurta. While showing his torn kurta at the Rishikesh, Uttarakhand rally, he said his kurta was torn but no one would ever find Prime Minister Narendra Modi in torn clothes.

The same incident was covered by many media outlets, such as TOI, The Indian Express and Inshorts as well but in the whole Uttarakhand rally, Rahul Gandhi is nowhere seen showing the sacred thread. The image of him showing his torn Kurta is edited and shared with false claims.

Conclusion

The image is from an incident that happened in 2016. The image of Rahul Gandhi showing his torn kurta is edited and is shared to falsely claim that he is flaunting his sacred thread. It was shared as a recent one and also in a false narrative.

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