After Congress managed to win the assembly elections in three states on the promise of farmer loan waiver, another video of Rahul Gandhi is making rounds on social media suggesting that Congress President has taken a U-turn on the promise.
In the 10-second video, Rahul Gandhi is saying: “की किसान का कर्ज़ा माफ़ नहीं करना चाहिए क्योंकि अगर किसान का कर्ज़ा माफ़ किया तो किसान की आदत ख़राब हो जाएगी”
(Translation: Farmers’ loans shouldn’t be waived-off because if they are, farmers will get used to loan waivers).
The video went viral on social media and was spread like a wildfire.
The same videos shared on Facebook had got over 40,000 views at the time of filing this report and it was shared by over 3,000 people.
When NewsMobile fact checked the viral 10-second video, we found that it has been clipped out of the 47-minute video of Rahul Gandhi’s public rally in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.
The original full video of Rahul Gandhi’s speech was posted on Congress’ official YouTube handle.
At 27:52 in the original video Congress President is saying: “Last year, the Indian government had waived off Rs 2.5 lakh crore debt of India’s top 15 industrialists but the same government which can forgive Rs 2.5 lakh crore for these fifteen people, cannot write off the debt of crores of farmers. Their leaders say that farmers’ loans shouldn’t be waived-off because if they are, farmers will get used to getting remittances. It’s a strange world, where the richest people in India won’t get used to their loan getting waived off.”
The above video suggests that Rahul Gandhi was taking a jibe at PM Modi led BJP government on Nirav Modi and other economic offenders but someone clipped the 10-second from the video.
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