Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Home Politics Congress cites PTI’s misquoted tweet to further lies about PM Modi, deletes the tweet...

Congress cites PTI’s misquoted tweet to further lies about PM Modi, deletes the tweet when called out

"And the most predictable news of the day: The PM has lied to the nation again," the official Twitter handle of the Congress party tweeted before cross-checking the veracity of the PM's quote as tweeted by the PTI

Earlier today, news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) misquoted PM Modi on the decline of the percentage of active Chinese coronavirus cases in the country. Prime Minister, while interacting with the Chief Ministers of tens states of India had said that in the past few weeks, the percentage of active coronavirus cases in the country has been coming down.

However, PTI misquoted him, claiming that the Prime Minister meant that the number of active coronavirus cases in the country has come down. Soon after PTI posted a grossly misleading tweet that the Prime Minister of the country has alleged that the number of the coronavirus cases in the country is on the wane, the principal opposition party, Congress, co-opted PTI’s misquoted tweet, to allege that PM Modi has lied to the nation.

Congress peddles PTI’s misquoted tweet to allege PM Modi lied to the nation

“And the most predictable news of the day: The PM has lied to the nation again,” the official Twitter handle of the Congress party tweeted before cross-checking the veracity of the PM’s quote as tweeted by the PTI. The Congress party also attached the screenshot of the PTI’s misquoted tweet about PM Modi along with the graph that showed a steady rise in the number of active cases in the country.

However, in its rush to paint the Prime Minister of the country as a liar and tarnish his reputation, the Congress party did not bother to verify the quotes wrongly attributed to PM Modi by the news agency PTI.

The active coronavirus cases in India

- Advertisement -

While the total number of active coronavirus cases in the country has been increasing, the rate at which it is increasing in the past few days is steadily declining. This means that the total number of the active coronavirus cases are increasing but so are the recoveries.

As per the details shared by the Press Information Bureau (PIB), one can notice a consistent decline in the total percentage of active cases.

Graph of recovery rate and active cases rate since June 15 (graph courtesy: PIB)

As can be seen above, the recovery rate is currently at almost 70%, which means almost 70% of total Chinese coronavirus patients in India have recovered. The same was about 51% on June 15. While India has still not peaked (where daily recoveries are more than daily new active cases consistently), the above graph shows that India is well on its path to recovery.

Hence, even though the number of active cases is rising consistently, the percentage of active cases in India is seeing a steady decline.

When the social media users responded to the Congress party’s Twitter handle about the lie that they had been peddling based on the fallacious tweet by the PTI, the party was swift in pulling down the tweet in which it called the Prime Minister a liar.

Congress, a well-oiled fake news factory

Contrary to what the Congress party would have us believe that the Prime Minister of the country lies to the nation, it is Congress and its most important leader-Rahul Gandhi, who have been caught multiple times spreading lies, in a desperate attempt to malign the BJP and PM Modi.

In the run-up to the 2019 General elections, Rahul Gandhi weaved an elaborate web of lies to indict the government of corruption in an imaginary Rafale scam. Unsubstantiated allegations of misappropriation, corruption, graft and cronyism were levelled against PM Modi and the BJP with regards to the Rafale deal, so as to cast a dent in PM Modi’s popularity and dampen the prospects of the BJP in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

However, Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party’s assiduously crafted web of lies was shattered when the Supreme Court of the country observed that there was no wrongdoing on the government’s part in the Rafale deal.

Much recently, Rahul Gandhi attempted to exploit the raging coronavirus pandemic and the hardships faced by migrant workers to mount an attack against the Modi government. Armed with fake news, Rahul Gandhi slammed the Modi government, alleging that the Centre is profiting from the miseries of the migrant workers. He alleged that the government had earned profits from the trains that were meant to ferry the migrant workers back to their homes.

However, as is the case with Rahul Gandhi, his untenable lies did not take much time to fall flat. According to the official data, far from earning profits from the Shramik trains, the government borne the losses of approximately Rs 1700 crores to ferry the distraught migrants back to their native places.

The above two examples are examples of how Congress lies to show the government in a bad light. There are several other instances when the Congress party has lied. The archive of those instances can be found here. While the archive may not be exhaustive, but the preponderance of incidents when Congress has lied to the nation is reflective of its tendency of using lies to attack its opponents.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Searched termsCongress lies
OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Pakistan’s vicious narco-terrorism plan in India and it’s connection to Khalistan movement

Understanding Narco-Terrorism and how Pakistan is helping Khalistani movement by pushing drugs in India

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh serves tea to protesting MPs who had attacked and heckled him, PM praises the gesture

In a video shared by ANI, Harivansh Singh can be seen taking out plates, cups, and tea flask from his bag and serving it to the MPs.

Coronavirus: Daily new cases show a perceptible decline as India registers highest ever recovery at over 1 lakh cases

While it is too soon to celebrate decline of coronavirus in India, if the trend continues, we can take a sigh of relief that the worst is behind us.

“Mujhe darr lag raha hai, mujhe maar denge”: Sushant Singh Rajput’s SOS five days before his death

Sushant Singh Rajput had further written to his sister that he has been trying to get in touch with Rhea who had not been responding.

‘Maal you have?’ Deepika Padukone’s name emerges in the Bollywood drug abuse probe as NCB investigation intensifies

In a sensational revelation, Bollywood's top actress Deepika Padukone's name has emerged in the latest drug abuse probe carried out by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)

Even as Pune continues to suffer from the Coronavirus crisis, jumbo covid centres still operating at 50 per cent capacity

Pune is amidst the throes of a raging coronavirus outbreak, with the total number of caseloads in the district crossing the 2.6 lakh mark.

Recently Popular

‘Whoever doesn’t want to watch the show, can go and read a novel, or turn off the TV’: Justice Chandrachud on Sudarshan News ‘UPSC...

"Read a novel, or turn off the TV", justice Chandrachud stated that if anyone doesn't like the content of the Sudarshan News show, they can choose not to watch it.

An eyewitness tells media that Disha Salian was gang-raped by 4 men in the party held on the eve of her death: Here are...

An eyewitness has told News Nation that Disha Salian was gang-raped by 4 men in the party which she attended on the eve of her death on June 8.

Fact Check: Is India going under lockdown once again from September 25?

PIB has debunked rumours on social media about the reimposition of lockdown from September 25 in the wake of Coronavirus surge.

OpIndia, Indic Collective Trust and UpWord file intervention application in SC in Sudarshan News case, ‘Saffron terror’, fake news demonising Hindus find mention

OpIndia, Indic Collective Trust and UpWord Foundation have filed an application seeking an audience with the Supreme Court in a matter of Sudarshan News and UPSC Jihad show

Bollywood drug web has extended links internationally, money is used for narco-terrorism: NCB chief Rakesh Asthana

Asthana informed that NCB has knowledge about the drug abuse in Bollywood parties and that the agency is gathering more evidence.

Why Arnab vs Ravish is like India vs China

I guess Ravish Kumar does allow people to disagree with him on air. To have that honor, you just have to be the Prime Minister of India.

Pakistan’s vicious narco-terrorism plan in India and it’s connection to Khalistan movement

Understanding Narco-Terrorism and how Pakistan is helping Khalistani movement by pushing drugs in India

NIA arrests two terrorists, including 2008 Bengaluru blast accused, from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The terrorists had red corner notices against them. They were arrested by a special team of NIA in Riyadh.

Fantasy Sports like Howzat engage over 90 million users

A KPMG report considers India the largest emerging market when it comes to gaming app downloads.

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh serves tea to protesting MPs who had attacked and heckled him, PM praises the gesture

In a video shared by ANI, Harivansh Singh can be seen taking out plates, cups, and tea flask from his bag and serving it to the MPs.

Coronavirus: Daily new cases show a perceptible decline as India registers highest ever recovery at over 1 lakh cases

While it is too soon to celebrate decline of coronavirus in India, if the trend continues, we can take a sigh of relief that the worst is behind us.

Al-Qaeda terrorists nabbed by NIA possessed explosives, had mobilised masses for anti-CAA violence in Murshidabad: Reports

The terrorists were escorted to the National Capital by NIA on Monday and will be produced before the Patiala High Court today.

“Mujhe darr lag raha hai, mujhe maar denge”: Sushant Singh Rajput’s SOS five days before his death

Sushant Singh Rajput had further written to his sister that he has been trying to get in touch with Rhea who had not been responding.

‘Maal you have?’ Deepika Padukone’s name emerges in the Bollywood drug abuse probe as NCB investigation intensifies

In a sensational revelation, Bollywood's top actress Deepika Padukone's name has emerged in the latest drug abuse probe carried out by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)

Even as Pune continues to suffer from the Coronavirus crisis, jumbo covid centres still operating at 50 per cent capacity

Pune is amidst the throes of a raging coronavirus outbreak, with the total number of caseloads in the district crossing the 2.6 lakh mark.

As NCB delves deeper into the drug angle in Sushant’s death case, Bollywood’s connection with drug mafias in Amritsar and Pakistan emerge

NCB official states that the drug funds are being used by Pakistan and others for funding terror activities

Connect with us

244,181FansLike
454,365FollowersFollow
16,400SubscribersSubscribe