Arvind Kejriwal has been spreading lies and making wild allegations by using a question like format ‘is it true’ or an equivalent of the same for a long time. Today he asked if the BJP was destroying retail business to pave way for FDI in retail.
Someone told me today – “Thro sealing, BJP wants to ruin Delhi’s retail business to pave way for FDI in retail in Delhi.” I hope this is not true.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 30, 2018
Here is a list of instances on which his ‘is it true’ tweets were plain lies.
FD interest rates drastically reduced after demonetisation
Reports of reduction of FD rates to 4.25% after demonetisation was shared by his party man Satyender Jain. Kejriwal claimed that middle class would be affected adversely because of this move.
Is this true? FD interest rates reduced drastically? Huge blow to middle class https://t.co/RiLJ5vHrgH
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 28, 2016
However, the truth was, only deposits of 1 crore or above were to be affected by this change in interest rates. Which middle class person will have 1 crore rupees ?
— Nupur (@UnSubtleDesi) November 28, 2016
Amit Shah owns 13000 crores declared by a businessman
When a Gujarat businessman Mahesh Shah declared 13,000 crore assets, Hardik Patel claimed that all the money belonged to Amit Shah. Kejriwal picked on this baseless allegation and asked ‘Is this true?’
यह सब संपति अमित शाह की हैं. https://t.co/f2DAgFAaNP
— Hardik Patel (@HardikPatel_) December 3, 2016
Is this true? https://t.co/7ek5HwjZl9
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 3, 2016
The truth is, Amit Shah’s assets are worth 19 crore as per his declaration in 2017. Media went hullabaloo over this figure by comparing his previous declared assets.
ANI has been boycotting AAP events on Modi’s orders
Dipak Bajpai, an AAP member had tweeted that ANI had been boycotting AAP events based on Modi’s orders. Kejriwal spread this allegation by saying, ‘if this is true, it is shocking’
— Deepak Bajpai (@BajpaiDeepak) December 30, 2016
If this is true, it is shocking. Modi govt manipulating, armtwisting n threatening media https://t.co/vnYI6IWzXe
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 30, 2016
However the lie was busted by a report carried in the news portal , ‘Janta Ka Reporter’. The report carried a denial by Smita Prakash, editor of ANI.
Amit Shah and Owaisi had a secret deal during Bihar polls
AAP mouthpiece Janta Ka Reporter shared this article claiming Amit Shah and Owaisi had a deal.
(EXPLOSIVE) Oza to Kejriwal in letter: It was agreed that Owaisi will field his candidates in Muslim belt of Bihar https://t.co/rHyG21muF9
— Janta Ka Reporter (@JantaKaReporter) July 11, 2016
Kejriwal spread this story in his typical style :
If this is true, it reveals real face of BJP-Modi-Shah https://t.co/KW60UxMeNW
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 11, 2016
However, Owaisi categorically denied this allegation when Rajdeep asked this question. He jokingly said that the deal happened Rajdeep’s house over a lunch.
Nita Ambani runs Modi’s Twitter account?
One has to be supremely clueless to say that Nita Ambani runs Modi’s Twitter account. But Kejriwal shared it with a comment ‘absolutely shocking if it is true’. This is an absurd remark which deserves nothing but a smirk.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 2, 2014
After these lies, and others not covered in this article, one can perhaps only say that it seems Arvind Kejriwal has absolutely no credibility left, and that indeed would be shocking if untrue.