Today is the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, best known for the 19 month long Emergency declared by her. Of course, like previous years, media houses have started circulating the fiction where former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had referred to Indira Gandhi as “Durga”.
इंदिरा गांधी की पुण्यतिथि परhttps://t.co/9VS7C5NNzy
— आज तक (@aajtak) October 31, 2017
The headline says that the Opposition, referring to former Prime Minister Vajpayee, referred to Indira first as a doll and then as goddess Durga. This is absolutely incorrect.
Listen to Vajpayee himself vehemently deny referring to Indira as Durga.
Today a lot of Liberals r taking liberty of callin Indira Gandhi as Durga in d name of Vajpayee, let‘s break this Modern Myth fr once & all pic.twitter.com/csRypF5qjc
— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) October 31, 2017
Even ABP News in its 10 facts about Indira, repeated this fake news.
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) October 31, 2017
Many others, too, kept referring to Indira as goddess Durga.
— Vivek Tankha (@VTankha) October 31, 2017
While many Twitter users called out the media houses for spreading this fake news, the fact that it comes up periodically shows how lies spread faster than truth.
— Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) October 31, 2017
They say repeat a lie a thousand times and it becomes the truth. Vajpayee referring to Gandhi as Durga is one such lie.