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Sirsa Shares Edited Clip of Rahul Saying ‘Don’t Care About India’

Rahul Gandhi was referring to PNB scam accused Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi while making the statement.

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(This story was first published on 15 October 2019 but it is now being republished as the clipped video started going viral again.)

Rahul Gandhi was referring to PNB scam accused Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi while making the statement.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday, 13 October, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the media of distracting people’s attention from core issues.

Speaking at an election rally in Maharashtra’s Latur district, Gandhi questioned the government on unemployment and economic slowdown.

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CLAIM

Now, a video clip of Rahul Gandhi saying “Main toh London chala jaunga, mera bache America main padhenge, mera Hindustan se kuch lena dena nahi hai, main toh kabhi bhi chala jaunga (I will leave for London. My children will study in the US and I have nothing to do with India. I will go whenever I want)" has been shared by Delhi MLA Manjinder Sirsa on Twitter with his over 1,05,000 followers.

Using the video, Sirsa said that this is the reason why the people of the country don’t like Rahul Gandhi.

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An archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

WHAT’S THE TRUTH

A look at Rahul Gandhi’s entire speech reveals that he used the words alluding to PNB scam accused Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi.

While addressing the people of Latur, Gandhi alleged that under Modi’s government the common man suffers while businessmen, accused of financial fraud, move out of the country and live in peace.

“Niran Modi and Mehul Choksi sleep in peace. They know nothing is going to happen. I will go to London and my children will study in America. I have nothing to do with India and I am friends with Narendra Modi. I have a lot of wealth. This is the reality of India.”
Rahul Gandhi in Latur

Gandhi reiterated his charge that no “corrupt person” had to stand in queues outside ATMs to withdraw money during the note ban.

“Modi came with a promise of ending corruption and imposed note ban, but did you see any corrupt person standing in queues outside ATMs or any bank? Queues were full of poor people, labourers, farmers, and the common man. The money was taken from them and utilised for waving the loans of thieves like Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi,” he claimed.

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