An image featuring Congress leader Rahul Gandhi standing alongside a woman and three children is circulating with a claim suggesting that Rahul Gandhi married the woman in the photo and that they are their children. This article aims to fact-check the claim associated with the photo.
Claim: Photograph depicting Rahul Gandhi with his wife and three children.
Fact: The individuals accompanying Rahul Gandhi are the children of Priyanka Nandwana, who serves as the President of Mahila Congress in Baran District of Rajasthan. Upon learning of her desire to meet him, he took them on a helicopter ride during his Bharat Jodo yatra in 2022. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
It is true that Rahul Gandhi accompanied the girl from the viral photo on a helicopter ride. However, they are not related to him. Conducting a reverse image search on the viral photo resulted in various news reports showcasing the identical image.
According to an independent YouTube news report showcasing the same image, it was stated that the children accompanying Rahul Gandhi are the offsprings of Priyanka Nandwana, the President of Mahila Congress in Baran District of Rajasthan.
Additionally, according to the report, while Rahul Gandhi was en route from Nainani Farm in Bundi to Sawai Madhopur to celebrate his mother Sonia’s birthday, he learned of Kamakshi Nandwana’s desire to meet him. Upon learning this, Rahul Gandhi met all four children of the Nandwana family. As Kamakshi was celebrating her 14th birthday, Rahul Gandhi fulfilled her wish by meeting her and even took them on a helicopter ride.
Another report displaying the same image reaffirmed the details mentioned earlier regarding the photograph. Consequently, these reports indicate that the individuals depicted in the viral photo alongside Rahul Gandhi are not related to him as alleged, but rather are children of a member of the Congress party’s Rajasthan unit. A video report featuring the girl in the red t-shirt, who appears in the viral photo speaking to the media, can be viewed here.
According to reports, Rahul Gandhi even took three girls from Madhya Pradesh on a 20-minute helicopter ride during his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Gudli, Madhya Pradesh. He fulfilled a promise he had made to the three girls during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Ujjain by doing so.
To sum it up, a photo of Rahul Gandhi with the children of a Congress leader is circulated alongside a false claim of a secret marriage.