Fact-check: Rajiv Gandhi was not PM when he was killed

The Congress Party has made a video on the occasion of its leader and mentor Sonia Gandhi’s birthday on December 9. It was widely shared on Facebook by the party’s Social media head Divya Spandana or Ramya, as she is popularly known among Kannadigas. See the video here: The video claims several sacrifices made by Congress leaders and mentions Indira ...

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Re-interpreting history to demean Nehru family tree? Fact check

The following image put out by @BJPalindia that vows to reinvent a strategy to save Narendra Modi from Rahul Gandhi. It has brought forward the so-called defeat in the hands of Gandhi-Nehru family members by historic figures in the past and vouches to save Modi from them now. See the picture here: https://www.facebook.com/Bjpalindia/posts/1780293278705962 It reads: “Because of Nehru, Sardar had lost ...

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Did people worship tarred roads in Tripura barefoot? What is the truth?

A photograph featuring a tarred road where people stand barefoot as if they enter a temple is now the hottest debating point among political buffs in India. The image was shared widely by right-wing supporters, and they claimed that it is Narendra Modi’s governance which actually has brought a positive change in India. Some Modi supporters even went ahead and ...

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Did Yogi Adityanath say Nizam fled Hyderabad in 1948?

Telangana is not Uttar Pradesh but UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, unaware of Telangana’s history, told a rally that the erstwhile ruler fled in the wake of India taking over the Nizam state. On Sunday, speaking at an election campaign in Vikarabad, Yogi in his typical style said:”If BJP comes to power, I assure you Owaisi will have to flee ...

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BJP not top advertiser but top brand in TV ads

Quoting a BARC report, major news publishers including the Economic Times had published that BJP is the top TV advertiser. Here’s the news item:   But the truth is, as per the BARC list for top 10 brands, BJP is on top of the list with 22,099 insertions, just behind the tenth top advertiser Marico Ltd. that had put out 22,195 ...

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Pakistani singer Atif Aslam singing at Salman Khan’s Kashipur event? Fact check

A concert organisers of Salman Khan’s show scheduled for Sunday evening in Uttarakhand claimed that Pakistani singer Atif Aslam would also be one of the participants. Salman Khan’s non-profit organisation ‘Being Human’ is well-known but the scheduled event to be held at Ramleela Grounds in Kashipur, Uttarakhand has presented Pakistani singer Atif Aslam as one of the singers at the show ...

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