Rahul Gandhi reacts angrily to fake news by Zee News, amplified by BJP leaders

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has reacted angrily to the fake news spread by Zee News over his statements made for SFI workers, who had ransacked the Congress MP’s office in Wayanad. Zee News was forced to issue a public apology for peddling fake news but this did not stop BJP leaders from sharing the video broadcast on the pro-BJP TV channel.

Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi took to Twitter to write, “Propaganda and lies are the foundation of BJP-RSS. The whole of India knows the history of BJP-RSS, which shook the country in the fire of hatred.

“No matter how much these traitors do to break, the Congress will continue to do more work to unite India.”

One of those BJP leaders spreading the fake news even after an apology from Zee News was former Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. Rathore is now facing widespread condemnation for his action.

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During his visit to his constituency in Wayanad in Kerala, the Congress leader was asked about the act of vandalism by SFI workers targeting his office. Replying to a question, Gandhi had said, “First of all. This is my office but, before being it my office, this is the office of the people of Wayanad. However, the violence never resolves any problem. They are also children. Fine, it’s not a good thing to do, but they’ve acted in an irresponsible manner. I don’t have any hostility towards them.

“They are kids. I don’t think they understand the consequences.”

Zee News in its prime time programme, DNA, said that Gandhi had called the killers of Udaipur’s tailor ‘they are kids.’

Meanwhile, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has written to BJP President JP Nadda ‘strongly condemning doctored social media posts by BJP party leaders and demanding an apology failing which appropriate legal action shall be initiated.’

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