A Congress leader called Salman Nizami on Saturday tweeted photographs of AgustaWestland choppers AW139 series, one which had Prime Minister Narendra Modi getting off and other had the Dera Sauda Sacha chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who was yesterday pronounced guilty in a 2002 rape case, sitting inside.
Nizami claimed that Dera chief used Adani’s chopper to be airlifted from Panchkula to Rohtak.
So Rapist Baba was airlifted in Modi’s favourite AW139 helicopter owned by Gautam Adani. Thanks! pic.twitter.com/ufq8I9KAMj
— Salman Nizami (@SalmanNizami_) August 26, 2017
The Congress leader provided no details about his source of information, which most probably was a WhatsApp forward meant for political propaganda.
He was immediately called out for spreading misinformation.
— Ashu? (@muglikar_) August 26, 2017
Other users also tried correcting him for the misinformation.
It’s the model number. Augusta Westland 139 https://t.co/nMdjIAvAOg. The unique identifier for the helicopter is different.
— QuantMonkey (@fotespeaks) August 26, 2017
While others even ridiculed him for the same.
Look, the tires of the helicopter are made by Dunlop! The Americans are in it too. It’s an international conspiracy. MSG is a CIA spy! Fool!
— Zed (@zzudhir) August 26, 2017
While others reminded them of the AgustaWestland scam Congress leaders are accused of being involved in.
AW139 is August Westland helicopter , the same one the UPA was involved in ,, symol of Sonia Gandhi, Ahmed patel Scams Related one.
— Nagaraj Kura (@nkura52) August 26, 2017
And then someone even compared him to Dera chief’s fans who ran a rampage in Haryana and Punjab yesterday after the verdict.
— Mihir Jha (@MihirkJha) August 26, 2017
And then, Twitter doesn’t forget. Nizami also got a lesson in history.
— KayJay ?? (@OneHorizOne) August 26, 2017
Guess it is a good idea to have a quick fact check before posting things on Twitter.