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Rahul Gandhi caught lying in a speech in Gujarat

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Congress scion Rahul Gandhi has a penchant for fake news. In 2015, Rahul had estimated the cost of Modi’s suit to be Rs 10 lakhs, in one of his speeches, which was pure lie. This had then become a statement of fact for all his sycophants. Today, he has added one more lie to his repertoire.

This lie shows that not only is Rahul Gandhi not updated with the facts, but even his lies are extremely outdated and well-debunked. Almost 2 years ago, in October 2015, in a rather sensational news break, Outlook claimed that L&T, had given the work of constructing the statue to a Chinese Foundry. The article mocked Modi’s “Make in India” campaign, by branding the Patel statue as “Made in China”.

We at OpIndia.com had debunked this story then and there itself. An L & T spokesperson, had outright denied the story:

The statue obviously will be built at the site itself at Sadhu Bet (near the Sardar Sarovar Dam). This is not just a statue; it is a memorial. It cannot just be shipped in from somewhere. It will be constructed at workshops which we will create. The foundry and workshops will be created close by.

Since media reports kept quoting Outlook.com, L&T had to issue another statement to clarify the position:

The entire statue itself is being built in India at the site and only the bronze cladding in the form of bronze plates is being sourced from China, which constitutes a negligible amount of less than 9% of the total value of project

In spite of all this, Rahul Gandhi repeated this lie today at a speech in Gujarat’s Saurashtra region:

Worse, he even went on to tell the audience, mostly consisting of villagers, that this will lead to employment in China and not in Gujarat or India. The statement can be viewed here:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2HfzBBxgXk]

So not only he repeated a lie, he made absurd arguments based on that lie. Rahul Gandhi has recently come back to form, with a series of gaffes. Was this a “gaffe” or a deliberate lie? Will the mainstream media call out this lie?

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