BJP minister Smriti Irani lied that Rahul Gandhi disrespects Vivekananda !
Today I want to ask the Congress party, if you are embarking on a ‘yatra’ from Kanyakumari to unify India, at least don’t be so shameless as to have ignored Swami Vivekananda. But it seems such a gesture (to honour Vivekananda) is not acceptable to Rahul Gandhi – BJP Minister Smriti Irani
BJP minister Smriti Irani’s speech that Congress ignored Swami Vivekananda by not paying respect during the Bharat Jodo Yatra started by Rahul Gandhi from Kanyakumari to Kashmir on behalf of the Congress party is going viral in India.
At the 10.25 minute in the above video, “Today I want to ask the Congress party, if you are embarking on a ‘yatra’ from Kanyakumari to unify India, at least don’t be so shameless as to have ignored Swami Vivekananda. But it seems such a gesture (to honour Vivekananda) is not acceptable to Rahul Gandhi”, she said in Hindi.
What is the truth?
On September 7, Rahul Gandhi paid homage at the Vivekananda Memorial Hall in Kanyakumari when he started the Yatra, the Congress party’s official Twitter handle posted a video.
Shri @RahulGandhi paid his respects at the Vivekananda Memorial earlier today.#BharatJodoBegins pic.twitter.com/RVQSzKdWC4
— Congress (@INCIndia) September 7, 2022
Also, the scenes recorded when Rahul Gandhi visited the Vivekananda Memorial Hall in Kanyakumari are also published on news sites on September 7.
“They alone live, who live for others.”
― Swami Vivekananda#BharatJodoYatra #BharatJodoBegins pic.twitter.com/rKahDrNAdY
— #BharatJodoYatra (@DhanasekarTS) September 7, 2022
Ever since Rahul Gandhi started the Yatra, various criticisms have been raised by the BJP supporters. In particular, false information and images are also being circulated on social media.
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In our search, BJP Minister Smriti Irani’s claim that Rahul Gandhi did not pay respects at the Vivekananda Memorial in Kanyakumari during the Yatra is false. It is known that Rahul Gandhi paid his respects at the Vivekananda Memorial Hall at the beginning of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.