Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani today was trolled for sharing a fake a tweet posted by a right-wing user Pawan Durrani, which accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of reversing his position, on waiving off farmers’ loan after his party won assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
Durani posted a couple of short videos of the Congress President attempting to show that Gandhi was reneging on his promise to waive off farmers’ loan. In the first video it was shown that Rahul Gandhi while addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh, was promising the public “I want to assure you from this stage. The day the Congress forms its government in Madhya Pradesh, you count ten days from that day and your loans will be waived off.”
Along with this footage there was another clip from Rahul Gandhi’s recent press conference held in Delhi, just after the Congress had defeated the BJP in the three states on Tuesday. In that video, Gandhi is heard saying, “Loan waiver is not a solution. The solution will be more complex. The solution will be to support the farmers. The solution will be to build infrastructure and technology. Frankly speaking, the solution is not easy.”
Though Rahul Gandhi made these comments, however Durrani viciously omitted a substantial portion of Rahul Gandhi’s statements to falsely imply that the Congress president taken back his word.
In a hurry to make use of an opportunity to found fault with Rahul Gandhi, without checking the credibility of the tweet not only gave consent to the fake news but also shared it with her followers. However twitteratis soon caught with Smriti Irani’s lies and trolled her for her act and brought out the real video.