In the context of Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthan, a video is being shared on social media claiming that Congress leader & former union minister Jitendra Singh had tied Rahul Gandhi’s shoelace during the Yatra. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of Congress leader Jitendra Singh tying lace of Rahul Gandhi’s shoe at Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Fact: Video of the same incident taken from another angle shows Jitendra Singh tying lace of his shoes, not Rahul Gandhi’s. Another photo before this incident shows Jitendra Singh walking with undone shoelace. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
We searched the internet with relevant keywords and found a video and image of same incident captured from another angle. Here, visuals show Jitendra Singh pausing for a while and tying his own shoelace in front of Rahul Gandhi.
When BJP’s Amit Malviya shared the same video with this claim, Jitendra Singh clarified that he is tying his own shoelace and not Rahul Gandhi’s. He further asked Malviya to delete the tweet and apologise to Rahul Gandhi or else face legal action.
To sum it up, Jitendra Singh is lacing up his own Shoe, not Rahul Gandhi’s.