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Rahul Gandhi did not call himself a fool in this video

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A post with a video in which Rahul Gandhi calls himself a fool is being widely shared on social media. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

The archived version of this post can be found here

Claim: Video of Rahul Gandhi calling himself a fool.

Fact: Rahul Gandhi in his speech in OBC Sammelan back in 2018 quoted a conversation between him and an NDA MP  in which the MP called himself the biggest fool for supporting Modi. That part of the speech is selectively trimmed so as to look like Rahul Gandhi called himself a fool. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Google search with the keywords ‘Rahul Gandhi calls himself a fool’ led us to a lengthier version of a YouTube video in which Rahul Gandhi can be heard uttering the words in the post. This video is shared on Rahul Gandhi’s official YouTube channel, and the video is of Rahul Gandhi’s speech addressing the OBC Sammelan which was held in New Delhi back in 2018.

In the video, Rahul Gandhi was actually referring to a conversation between him and an NDA MP which happened at the Loksabha Sabha corridors during which the MP called himself the biggest fool in the country for supporting Narendra Modi.

To sum it up, a speech of Rahul Gandhi is selectively trimmed and being circulated so as to look like he called himself a fool.

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