Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh has written a letter to BJP President JP Nadda asking him to apologize on behalf of his leaders for spreading “lies”.
In fact, on July 1, the prime time show DNA of news channel Zee News aired a video of Gandhi, in which he is seen talking about the vandalism of his constituency office in Wayanad, Kerala, but The channel ran this video and his statement as his statement on the Udaipur massacre.
Before playing the clip, anchor Rohit Ranjan said that Gandhi had made shocking remarks on the Udaipur murder. Ranjan said, ‘While talking about the accused in the Udaipur murder case, he had said that he is not angry with them.’
1. @RahulGandhi Zee news pardons those who attacked his office in Kerala by SFI workers Zee news shows apology to the culprits of Udaipur murder
2. BJP leaders are spreading this fake news on social media
3. Legal action will be taken, see the truth first pic.twitter.com/PPlpvJAnCY
— TeriMonk (@teri_monk) July 2, 2022
In the clip, Gandhi also refers to the recent instances of violence in the country and says, ‘This atmosphere in the country has been created by the ruling government.’
Immediately after this the video clip is cut and Gandhi is seen saying, ‘The children who have done this… have acted irresponsibly. I don’t have any anger or animosity towards them… they are kids, I don’t think they understand the consequences of such things.’
On this development, the Congress says that its former president made a remark in the context of the alleged attack on Rahul Gandhi’s office in Wayanad’s parliamentary constituency by SFI workers, which Zee News channel linked to the Udaipur incident. done.
Pointing to this episode, Rahul Gandhi tweeted, ‘Propaganda and lies are the foundation of BJP-RSS. Whole India knows the history of BJP-RSS, which shook the country in the fire of hatred. No matter how much these traitors do to break, the Congress will continue to do more work of connecting India.
Propaganda and lies are the foundation of BJP-RSS.
Whole India knows the history of BJP-RSS, which shook the country in the fire of hatred.
No matter how much these traitors do to break, the Congress will continue to do more work to unite India.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 2, 2022
In a letter to Nadda, Ramesh said, “I am shocked to learn that some of your party colleagues have deliberately shared a mischievous report aired on a channel yesterday (on July 1).”
In the original video, Rahul Gandhi was commenting on the violence perpetrated by the SFI at his Wayanad office, but was deliberately and mischievously truncated by the channel, the letter said. That this comment was in relation to the heinous murder of Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur.
Ramesh said, “It was immediately brought to the notice of all concerned by our side that this report is absolutely false and it was deliberately circulated to create confusion. In fact, no other channel has presented this clip in such a deliberately concocted and distorted manner.’
“What is even more worrying is the fact that many of your party colleagues – Rajyavardhan Rathod, Subrata Pathak, Kamlesh Saini, several MLAs and others, with great enthusiasm and without doing any verification, have deliberately made this fabricated and Published and shared the distorted report on social media.
“We have already initiated appropriate legal action against the original broadcaster channel. We hope that you and your party colleagues will stop spreading such lies and desist from such antics. In addition, I hope that you will immediately issue an appropriate apology on behalf of your colleagues who have grossly insulted the truth in this manner.’
“If this apology is not issued, we will take appropriate legal action against your party and its leaders who insist on misuse of social media in such irresponsible and criminal manner,” the Congress general secretary warned. ‘
On the other hand, after Rathod shared this video related to Rahul Gandhi on Twitter, the micro-blogging website ‘flagged’ it and wrote, ‘This media has been presented out of context’.
Be it Udaipur or Wayanad, the character of Congress which stands with ‘Afzal Hum Shamar Hain’ and ‘Bharat Tere Tukde Honge’ gang in JNU remains the same.
Who sowed the seed of the poison of jihadi terror, who watered it, think for yourself. pic.twitter.com/cBFErZZPyb
— RajyavardhanRathore (@Ra_THORe) July 2, 2022
With the channel later issuing an apology after the controversy escalated, anchor Rohit Ranjan said on Saturday, “Yesterday (July 1) in our show DNA, Rahul Gandhi’s statement was presented in the wrong context by linking it to the Udaipur incident. It was a human error, for which our team apologizes.
Today in its program ZeeNews apologized for showing fake video against Shri Rahul Gandhi ji.
The godi media and the Bharat Jalao Party who spread lies should also be careful – now the lies will be exposed. pic.twitter.com/MeXkkYQ3Nz
— Congress (@INCIndia) July 2, 2022
Congress’ communications department head Pawan Khera said BJP leaders who put up a “fake video” of Rahul Gandhi should be prepared to tour the country as he would have to visit courts in several cities.
On Saturday, Congress workers also demonstrated outside the headquarters of Zee News in Film City located in Noida Sector 16-A.
Sharing the video during the protest, Indian Youth Congress President Srinivasan Biwi has written on his Twitter handle that this is a declaration of fight against Modi media responsible for the ruin of the country.
During this, many party leaders protested outside the office of Zee News under the leadership of Congress leader Omvir Yadav. During this, the police reached the spot and took 19 people, including 2 women, into custody.
, @ZeeNews Stop…@RahulGandhi Outside ZeeNews office against spreading fake news about @MahilaCongress President @dnetta On the orders of ji, we all women protest, now we will not tolerate falsehood against our leader.@Jairam_Ramesh @SupriyaShrinate pic.twitter.com/WL8yWSf3j9
— Nattasha Sharrma Nattasha Sharma🇮🇳 (@Nattashasharrma) July 2, 2022
Meanwhile, many including Zee News anchor Rohit Ranjan, BJP national spokesperson Rajyavardhan Rathod, Army’s Major Surendra Poonia and Uttar Pradesh MLA Kamlesh Saini, in connection with the presentation of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad statement with the Udaipur incident. A case has been registered against other persons on Saturday night.
Congress leader Ram Singh has registered a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 504, 505, 153A, 295A, 120B IPC and IT Act 2000 at Banipark police station in Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur.
The case was registered hours after Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot criticized the channel.
The complainant alleged that anchor Rohit Ranjan falsely broadcast a statement of Rahul Gandhi in his show DNA. Rahul Gandhi made the statement in the context of vandalism in the office of Wayanad in his constituency Kerala, while linking it to the Udaipur incident. In Udaipur, a tailor was brutally murdered by two Muslim men with a knife on Tuesday.
He said that this was done as part of a conspiracy by the media group with MP Rajyavardhan Rathod, Army Major Surendra Poonia, Kamlesh Saini. Who shared the clip on Twitter to take political advantage and incite the sentiments of the people.
Gehlot said, ‘Rahul Gandhi had said about the accused of vandalism in his Wayanad office that they are children, they should be forgiven. But Zee News ran that Rahul Gandhi is saying about those who have killed in Udaipur that they have children, they should be forgiven.
(with input from news agency language)
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