Congress leader and MP for Wayanad today posted a video on his official Twitter account accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying to India.
The video included a number of people claiming that China had occupied and removed substantial land from India in the Ladakh region.
Gandhi stated that those making these allegations were Ladakhis.
Ladakhis say: China has taken our land. PM says: No one has taken our land. Obviously someone is lying. https://t.co/kWNQQhjlY7
– Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1593763277000
The video received more than 13,000 retweets and 34,000 likes at the time of this report’s submission.
At least five people in the video Gandhi tried to pass as ordinary Ladakhis had congressional ties or were his officials.
VERIFICATION AND METHODOLOGY
Since the video was named after everyone who gave a byte, we used them as keywords on the Google search engine and found the following results.
He is acting president of the Leh unit of the District Youth Congress. In an article in the Facebook group District Congress Leh, we found him treated as one.
Dr Ishey Namgyal
In a November 2, 2018 article in Reach Ladakh Bulletin, we found that Congress had appointed Dr. Ishey Namgyal as chairman of the Ladakh municipal committee.
Journalist Barkha Dutt, in a video-tweet report on Ladakh, described him as a former congressman
“Where our horses used to go and graze, we now see the Chinese.” – Namgyal Durbuk is a former adviser to the Congress of… https://t.co/w8Ao0b2vVH
– barkha dutt (@BDUTT) 1592822730000
Sachin is similar
According to his biography on Twitter, he is secretary general of the NSUI (Congress Student Wing) of Himachal Pradesh.
Get off Nubu
According to the biography of his Facebook profile, he is secretary general of the Indian Youth Congress UT Ladakh
Times Fact Check found that at least five men in a video released by Rahul Gandhi to attack Prime Minister Modi during the LAC confrontation between India and China were congressional officials, not ordinary Ladakhis. Gandhi used this video to imply that China had invaded and removed the land of India and Modi ment to his compatriots on this subject.