Rahul Gandhi : The serial misleader

In any country which has a sane opposition, a debate filled with arguments and counter-arguments would take place, if the opposition is critical of a certain move by the government. This is, of course, the most desirable action that must take place in a healthy democracy.

But not in India.

It all started with a suggestion from the PMO calling for a new method of allotting services to successful UPSC candidates. Further, feedback was sought from departments and they were also asked to examine the feasibility of such a move.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Like any other policy of the government, opinion was divided with many for and against this move. In the political realm, the voice for those against this move was obviously given by Rahul Gandhi and the Congress, who have almost made it a habit to oppose anything and everything that the government does, irrespective of the merits of any move.

Rahul Gandhi, whose Twitter handle features on the ‘Must Follow List’ of many a Lutyens’ journalists, reacted to the news, not with facts but rather with plain rhetoric. He appealed to students to rise up against the evil plans of the RSS to snatch away their rights, because what’s better than anarchy on the streets of India? The tweet was filled with paranoia and bombast.

One is baffled after reading the tweet and is awestruck by this man who is endowed bountifully with the gift of imagination.

He says that the UPSC probationary officers will now be given appointments on the advice of the RSS. Even on multiple readings of the letter, I cannot make out anything that remotely has the same spelling as RSS. Then why exactly is Rahul Gandhi even creating unnecessary fear in the minds of people? This is especially dangerous since his tweets, powered by an all-mighty eco-system and bots from Kazaksthan and other places almost always manage to pop up on people’s Twitter timeline and soon starts to go viral.

He also used #ByeByeUPSC, as though the Government was completely doing away with the UPSC exams. Congress spokespersons and others soon jumped on the bandwagon with tweets like these.

A simple suggestion from the PMO soon became a weapon for the Congress to bash the RSS, bring in the caste system and of course, top it off with how India is now an autocratic country.

Hours later, another half-baked truth from Rahul Gandhi made itself out.

Rahul Gandhi claimed that the recent death of 9 civilians in TN is state-sponsored terrorism. This statement, devoid of facts and stuffed with hyperbole, is another example of how Gandhi manipulates a tragic incident into some sort of testament to how India is on its way to civil war. Rahul Gandhi never informed his followers the law and order was a state subject. That the RSS and BJP had nothing to do with what was being done by the state police in Tamil Nadu. He instead used lies to almost stir riots.

This twisting of facts by the Congress, to suit their agenda isn’t a one-off example. A few days back, when the Red Fort was adopted by the Dalmia Group, the official Twitter handle of the Congress posted this.

A brazen and outright lie.

Surely, a party whose most famous leader is given credit by people like Sagarika Ghose for educating Indians in English, would have had the knowledge to differentiate between adopting and leasing out. Here, it was merely an attempt by the Congress to malign the government by peddling outright lies. His newly minted ally, TMC, had actually supported this bill in the parliament earlier. There is no “selling” involved. But the lies have to be peddled by the party bereft of an agenda that might actually help the nation grow.

Nowhere has Rahul Gandhi or the Congress ever apologized for it. I don’t expect them to do so in the future.

Instead, he goes on spreading misinformation, gleefully helped by certain Youtubers and news outlets that publish hit-jobs.

But perhaps, the most well-known of Rahul Gandhi’s and indeed the Congress is that Modi would deposit 15 lakh in every citizen’s bank account. This has been repeated again and again, so much so that even common people on social media often bring one question to the forefront: Where is our 15 lakh? A classic example of how a lie, that has been repeated a thousand times, is eventually accepted as the truth.

Even though some aware citizens have pointed out that it the statement was twisted and that the PM had instead given an estimate of how much black money has been stashed abroad, Rahul Gandhi keeps reiterating the same outright lie. In fact, it is even carried by media houses without any sort of fact-checking at all.

This is all the more ironical since the Congress is now trying to lead a campaign called ‘Sach Bharat’ (Truthful India). But when Rahul Gandhi himself is a master of distorting facts which deceive gullible Indians, how can he masquerade around as the brand ambassador of India’s honesty?

These are just some of the examples. He lied to Karnataka traders. He lied in Gujarat. He lied about the Periyar statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu. He lied about Piyush Goyal. He is being sued for his lies about RSS, and the list is truly endless.

When Rahul Gandhi lies, it doesn’t become yet another lie. It almost becomes the truth, thanks to the many people who parrot whatever he says. He misleads people in the most brazen way, without any fear of backlash. This pattern of spreading fabrications, completely opposed to realities makes people unable to separate truth from falsehood. All this leads to paranoia, a state of fear in people’s minds which is definitely not desirable.

But what is even more troubling is that people buy whatever he says. That’s the power of the eco-system. People mindlessly believe all that Gandhi, has to say because it is being endorsed by his cheerleaders and then they form uninformed opinions. If one isn’t careful and does not point out publicly that Rahul Gandhi is lying, then 2019 may present difficulties.

Beware, as someone said, in the end, Truth triumphs but Lies get their turn first.

Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.

Most read articles recently

Nehru Gandhi family celebrates birthday in aeroplane

A Pulitzer Prize winning report on Priyanka Gandhi’s aeroplane trip by Mausambi Singh

Priyanka Gandhi took an IndiGo flight from Delhi to Lucknow, and it was a flight to remember.
Image Source: DNA

Karnataka: Police arrest techies for chanting Pro-Modi slogans at Rahul Gandhi event in Bengaluru

The police officers who were supposed to act to save the techies from being attacked by the Congress 'goons' not only remained silent but also unleashed its force against them for chanting pro-Modi slogans.

Aaj Tak channel spots lone anti-BJP voice in a crowd in viral video, uses him in multiple shows to attack BJP

Aaj Tak picked an anti-BJP man from a viral video where he was arguing with dozens of people
When Manohar Parrikar found $3 billion of our money lying forgotten in a US account

When Manohar Parrikar found $3 billion of our money lying forgotten in a US account

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had revealed that he had found $3 billion (or Rs 20,000 crore) of Govt of India money lying forgotten in a US account.

Fact Check: Did 350 people convert to Islam in New Zealand after the Christchurch Mosque attack?

Many people spreading a fake news on social media that 350 people converted to Islam in New Zealand after the Christchurch Mosque attack

131 chartered accountants debunk the politically motivated baseless allegations of some economists and social scientists

CAs appeal to the professionals around the world to come together to present the true picture of India and counter baseless allegations with political motivations

Anti-BJP accounts on social media, including Huffpost, Scroll journalist, celebrate death of Manohar Parrikar

As the sad news of passing away of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar came in, social media was filled with condolence messages from people in every spectre of life, from politicians to celebrities to ordinary netizens, irrespective of their political affiliation. Manohar Parrikar was known for his simplicity and...

India Today uses the photo of a Hindu girl to highlight the high rate of child marriage among Muslims in Kerala

Recently a detergent brand was highly criticised by people for releasing a Hinduphobic advertisement targeting the festival of Holi.
Christian Michel documents: Rafale delayed because of Eurofighter lobbying and Sweden's Bofors 'leverage' over Gandhis?

Christian Michel documents: Rafale delayed because of Eurofighter lobbying and Sweden’s Bofors ‘leverage’ over Gandhis?

These documents that point towards the Gandhi family are secret notes about Eurofighter lobbying faxed by Christian Michel to Guido Haschke. 

Bhim Army pours scorn on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi apparently is proving a disaster as Congress general secretary in-charge for east Uttar Pradesh

Latest articles

Connect with us


Don't miss these

Share This Post and Support: