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Rahul Gandhi actually attributed this statement ‘I want Power. I don’t care about truth’ to BJP leaders

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A video clip of Raul Gandhi’s speech in which he says, “I want Power. I don’t care about truth. The truth be damned. Let me get the chair” is being widely shared on social media. Let’s find the truth behind the video.

Claim: Rahul Gandhi said, “I want Power. I don’t care about truth. The truth be damned. Let me get the chair”

Fact: In the full-length video, Rahul Gandhi says, “Hindutva vaadis (referring to BJP leaders) want power at any cost. Mahatma said, ‘I want truth. I don’t want power’. Likewise, they (BJP) say, ‘I want power. I don’t care about truth. The truth be damned. Let me get the chair’. These people are in Power since 2014”. This speech is from a rally held in Jaipur in December 2021. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING

We searched the internet and found the full video of his speech on Congress party’s Official YouTube channel. This video is uploaded on 12 December 2021 with the title, “Shri Rahul Gandhi addresses the ‘Mehangai Hatao Maha Rally’ in Jaipur, Rajasthan”. Talking about the difference between Hindu and Hindutva, at 11:27 minutes, he says: “Hindutva vaadis (referring to BJP leaders) want power at any cost. Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘I want truth. I don’t want power’. Likewise, they (BJP) say, ‘I want power. I don’t care about truth. The truth be damned. Let me get the chair’. These people are in Power since 2014

However, the viral video just shows part of his speech where he says ‘I want power. I don’t care about truth. The truth be damned. Let me get the chair’ misleading the viewers without providing full context. Rahul Gandhi’s speech can also be seen on Zee Rajasthan’s YouTube channel.

To sum it up, Rahul Gandhi made these statements about power and truth referring to BJP, not about himself.

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