Fact Check: Did Rahul Gandhi cut former PM Manmohan Singh's birthday cake?

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Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh celebrated his 88th birthday on September 26, 2020.
Soon after, a video of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi cutting a cake with Dr Manmohan Singh sitting beside him, started doing rounds on social media with a claim that in Congress party, former Prime Minister is not even allowed to cut his own birthday cake.
” पार्टी में जो इंसान अपने ही जन्मदिन का केक नही काट सकता, तो सोंचो उसने 10 साल सरकार कैसे चलाई होगी ओर तरीका देखो राजकुमार का के देश के PM को कैसे केक डाल रहा है …” the caption read.
(Translation: The person who cannot cut the cake of his own birthday in the party…, imagine how he would have run the government for 10 years. And look, how the prince (Rahul Gandhi) is giving cake to the PM of the country.)

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NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.
We ran a keyword search using ‘ Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh cake cutting’ and found that the same video was uploaded by numerous media organisations in 2018.

Indian National Congress uploaded the video on their YouTube channel on December 27, 2018, with the title, ‘Former PM Manmohan Singh and Congress President Rahul Gandhi cut a cake on Congress Foundation Day’.

According to a report by NDTV, the former prime minister and Rahul Gandhi cut a cake together to mark 134 years of the Congress Party. It should also be noted that at that time Rahul Gandhi was the national President of the Congress.

The same video was also uploaded by NewsX, News18 Urdu and ABP Ananda.
From the above fact check, it is clear that the viral video is two years old and is not related to Dr Singh’s birthday celebrations. The claim attached to the post is false.

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